Specialized Ministry Program (SMP)
Since most of what we do is customized to the local church or organizations, our work in leadership development is specialized to your needs and your church or organization’s goals. We provide short, typically 4 weeks long, specialized courses in a number of topics such as evangelism, media management, worship leading, children’s and youth ministry, church planting, etc. to provide a foundational or general understanding and tools to enhance personal growth in those areas. The courses are designed by content experts with the knowledge and experience to engage and encourage the students to pursue deeper training with additional courses in those areas.
Unique Features of Church Leadership Center Programs
Unique features to the CLC program include approaches taken to coaching, syllabus design, and participant roles.
Coaches play a vital role. Students engage in relational connections with their coach to further develop their understanding of the material presented in each course. Coaches are trained to support and ask questions that equip the student live out their calling.
Syllabi are written from an adult, non-formal education perspective and are provided to facilitators and candidates as guidelines for study in the various ministerial disciplines. Participants have a training plan framed as a contract, approved by participants and their coaches. Courses are designed to be self- paced with scheduled live online “Zoom” lectures as outlined in the syllabi. Courses vary in length between 4 and 8 weeks in length.
Participants have leadership roles in their local churches; either fulltime, part time, or as volunteers. They are lifelong learners who are committed to Christ and the growth of the church, uniquely gifted for the gospel ministry, and focused on the goal of equipping, transforming, and multiplying ministry leaders.