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 19-22, 2021
- Adolescent World May 19-22, 2021
(syllabi will be posted first week of March)
Youth Ministry and Christian Education/Children's Ministry Applications are still due for both new and returning students who did not attend January 2021 courses. Applications are due no later than February 28.
Spiritual Direction applications for the NEW cohort in April are due February 28. 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.