Certified training

Ministry Leadership Program

The Ministry Leadership Program (MLP) is our core program that may qualify a student for specific credentialing or area of calling to a more formalized ministry position, such as Preaching Elder, Commissioned Pastor, or Lay leader of a local church.


Certified training based on developing competencies.

Our CLC approach is to nurture the essential competencies for general Christian leadership, and not to focus on broader and more varied individualized skill sets that are often needed in specific ministry leadership roles. We do not discount these things but focus our ministry investments on the central teachings generally needed at the heart of all ministry leadership in the Christian church.
Instructor: Matrity of faith
Instructor: Integrity and call
Instructor: Old and New Testament Understanding
Instructor: Theology and tradition
Instructor: Church History
Instructor: Sacraments
Instructor: Ability to Preach
Instructor: Capability to minister
Instructor: Ethics and practices

9 competencies

CLC mentors embody and continue to provide the human discipling that is vitally part of the training

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Transfer CLC credits to partnering University or Seminary

Participants 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.
Instructor: WTS
Instructor: GCU

2 Higher Eduction Partners



Story with CLC
"CLC helped me so much with learning things you can't pay for. This is something...priceless."


experience with CLC

"You get to be around other people that are going through similar experiences."


Program Experience

The Church Leadership Center is a community of lifelong learners who are growing in their abilities to demonstrate integrity of character, biblical knowledge, theological competence, and quality pastoral and leadership skills for effective ministry. Participants are involved in ministry vocations, lifelong learning, and ministry experiences that contribute to pastoral and lay leader preparation for certification. The educational design of CLC programs is Missionally-Focused, Facilitator/Coach-Guided, and Competency-Oriented 

We are committed to working with all independent and denominational groups that align with our core beliefs for “Raising Leaders, Impacting Churches, Changing Communities.”

This is a transformational approach and involves the following components:

First: Assessment of leaders and churches that becomes a foundational factor in the development of individualized training plans and specific church goals and strategies.

Second: Planning and work with leaders to agree on appropriate competencies, learning experiences, and outcomes.

Third: Implementation of transformational processes through training plans, courses, workshops, and qualified coaches and facilitators. 

Fourth: Evaluation takes place at all program levels and is used through participant e-portfolios and course assessments to monitor the meeting of competencies.