Ministry training for someone just like YOU!
Train at a pace that works for youWe combine Zoom and online learning tools to better align with your busy schedule. We understand the value of your family time, that is why our Zoom sessions are short and the balance of course work can be completed around your schedule.
Study from the comfort of your homeWe have made it possible for you to receive training from where you live. CLC participants stay rooted in their local church yet are able to interact and learn from fellow students from around the country.
A personal mentor as you are trainingWe intentionally connect you and your pastor/church leader who will walk with you through the entire CLC training experience. You won’t do this alone!
Financially PossiblePaying for education can get expensive quick! Not with CLC. Due to generous funding and partnerships with local churches you can go through our certified training experience at a fraction of higher education cost!
Seminary CreditsParticipants who earn a Certificate of Completion will earn 15 graduate credits to attend an Associate Seminary or 30 credits to complete a Bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited Christian University.
You feel it, don't you?!
Jesus has been nudging you.
The Spirit has been whispering in your heart. Our Father has guided you along a path to growth in your Christian faith, and, more recently, deeper commitments of service and leadership in the church's ministries.
But how do you take next steps in further preparing your heart and mind, and deepening your competencies for ministry leadership? Seminary training is not for you, at least not at this time. Yet there is much you need to learn!
We at CLC are able to help you grow in your abilities for church leadership where you are right now. You can stay at your job. You can carry on with your current volunteer leadership opportunities. And, at the same time, you can take short, focused, helpful courses that will deepen your understanding of the Bible, broaden your knowledge of Jesus' work through the centuries in his church, focus your theological reflections on the central elements of our faith, and assist you in gaining new competencies for ministry leadership.
Whatever the current or future role you know you are being called to by Jesus and his people, we at CLC can partner with you to prepare you more fully.
Let's get started today!
CLC focuses on three equipping pathways that allow students to grow at their own pace and pursue higher levels of training according to their unique calling or interest.
The Christian Leadership Center is a community of lifelong learners who are growing in their abilities to demonstrate integrity of character, biblical knowledge, theological competencies, and quality pastoral and leadership skills for effective ministry.
Participants are involved in ministerial vocations, volunteering, lifelong learning, and ministerial experiences that contribute to the preparation of pastoral and lay leaders for certification. The CLC has developed its core program based on the following concepts in the order in which they are presented:
DoingActively Ministers in the Church and/or in Business.
BeingBecoming Imago Dei in person and in practice
KnowingDevelop a central theological foundation
Why UsThe CLC training process is missional, incarnational and transformational.
Our MissionTo activate the person in the pew to effectively participate in the missional impulse of Jesus Christ in their homes, workplace, and the local church.
Our VisionTo build a community of lifelong learners who will develop through the practice of ministry (Doing), measuring spiritual growth (Becoming) and by deepening core competencies through Biblical, Theological and Practical ministry courses (Knowing) to reinforce and ground the entire learning experience.
Our CommitmentOur commitment is to constantly encourage and posture our CLC Training to help individuals continue to “fan into flame the gift of God” (2 Timothy 1:6) and maintain that fire and passion of Jesus for the lost and the least in our world.
Rev. Joseph A. Ocasio, Ed.D. (ABD)
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