Certificate Program Update May 2021:
Following university health and safety protocols, based on recommendations from local health officials, we are planning for certificate courses to be in-person beginning August 2021. This is subject to change.
Spiritual Direction applications for the NEW cohort in August are due June 30. Returning students do not need to apply again.
Youth Ministry and Christian Education/Children's Ministry Applications for January 2022 will be available September 2021.
Christian Education and Children's Ministry
The United Methodist Christian Education and Children's Ministry certification courses teach individuals to administer programs that develop faith formation, equip disciples of Jesus Christ, and provide an understanding of United Methodist tradition and doctrine.
The Children's Ministry track focuses on skills in working with volunteers and staff to create programmatic experiences and an environment that encourages children in the Christian faith.
The Christian Education track focuses on relating to church volunteers and staff with emotional maturity and sound judgment and demonstrating leadership in the church's educational ministry.