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Ministry Leadership Program

No matter the location or learning style, CLC's Ministry Leadership Program can help develop core competencies that will move forward emerging leaders in the area God is calling them to serve.

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MLP Online

  • 100% online
  • Personal Mentor
  • 8 week courses
  • College and Seminary

Course Examples

  • Leadership
  • Pastoral Care
  • Bible
  • Preaching
  • Denominational Characteristics

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.

Each student will earn a Certificate of Completion and upon completion of the ten courses, a student will be able to earn 15 Graduate credits to attend a Seminary partner or 30 Credits toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited Christian University partner.

Courses are related to the following competencies

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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.