Certification Update January 2021:
All courses through May 2021 will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These courses include:
- CSD Weekend April 16-18, 2021
- Administration and Leadership May 17-21, 2021 |Syllabus and Pre-Work
- Adolescent World May 17-21, 2021 | Syllabus and Pre-Work
Youth Ministry and Christian Education/Children's Ministry Applications for January 2022 will be available August 2021.
Spiritual Direction applications for the NEW cohort in August are due June 30. Returning students do not need to apply again.
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.