Church Leadership at MACU

Introducing New Certificate Programs

MACU is excited to offer degree programs, new continuing education courses, and certificates for today's leaders through the J.E. Massey Center for Ministry and Leadership. These new courses serve as a great pathway to many opportunities and can even be turned into college credit towards MACU degree programs in over 140 fields of study. Whether you prefer to learn in a traditional classroom setting or 100% online, we offer multiple flexible options to fit your busy lifestyle. MACU has many scholarships available, but act now because they are limited.

These partnerships also provide the opportunity for certificates to train individuals in theological knowledge and practical skills that can be used within local and global settings. These courses can also turn these certificate classes into college credit. This is a great way to dip your toes into the topic and pursue a degree at MACU.

Grow your leadership by earning certificates that provide you with…

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professions;
  • The opportunity to turn CEUs into college credits toward Bachelor’s degrees;
  • Relevant and applicable theological and congregational care training;
  • An education presented in orthodox Christian theology that is understandable and applicable for preaching and teaching within local congregations;
  • Courses taught by highly credentialed faculty with decades of experience in congregational and academic leadership

Meet your instructors

Now Enrolling: Wesleyan Theology I and II

Exploring Wesleyan Theology

Begins Wednesday, September 8 and Wednesday, October 13

Enrollment is open again for the first two certificate courses, Exploring Wesleyan Theology I and Exploring Wesleyan Theology II, taught by Dr. Cliff Sanders. Dr. Sanders is a field expert and ordained minister for more than 43 years. Classes begin Wednesday, September 8 for Wesleyan Theology I and Wednesday, October 13 for Wesleyan Theology II. 

These two courses will cover a variety of theological topics including: 

  • Theological tenants and their application to Christian living
  • The basis for determining truth: Scripture, tradition, reason and Christian experience
  • An investigation into the nature of God and how your view of God affects everything in your life and in your human relationships
  • A deep dive into the nature of humankind and our capabilities within a relationship with God
  • The work of Jesus and its impact on humanity

Each course is offered 100% online and lasts just 5 weeks! To make these much needed courses affordable and accessible, MACU is charging just $195 plus textbooks and shipping. 

A $100 scholarship for each course is available for qualified participants. For the first 25 participants, you will also receive Dr. Sanders’ books shipped to you for free. If you register for two or more courses at a time, you will see even further savings!

Now Enrolling: The Phygital Church I

The Phygital Church I

Begins Friday, September 10

Students are introduced to the hybrid modality of church in the 21st century. The Church will always have physical expression because it is a movement of people. Discipleship requires life on life. The sessions offer the ability to increase effectiveness in the social space. The students will better understand how to use websites, online services, and social media, to strengthen discipleship and enable their churches to grow in the digital age. 

When students complete this course, they will be able to: 

  • Define the 5 jobs every church must do to make disciples who reproduce disciples and apply this mission in the physical and digital gatherings.
  • Construct a digital strategy to move beyond broadcast to engagement.
  • Create and curate digital content
  • Close the social media loop from likes and views to build relationship and participation
  • Develop spiritual pathways and discipleship journeys

Now Enrolling: The Phygital Church II

The Phygital Church II

Begins Friday, October 15

Students learn how to move beyond a digital presence to build authentic community. Grow your reach at the same time you deepen relationships. Evangelism, teaching, caring and discipleship require closing the digital loop to ensure multiplication. Move from local to global discipleship.

When students complete this course, they will be equipped to: 

  • Make disciples that reproduce in the digital space.
  • Incorporate digital tools to create spiritual growth journeys.
  • Care and support growees using digital tools and processes
  • Move and grow beyond physical and geographic limitations
  • Develop a plan to resource volunteers and staff to maximizing leadership.

Turn Certificates to College Credit

Are you looking to convert these courses to college credit? No problem. Each of these courses is offered at a reduced for-credit rate to allow you to receive college credit.

Additional certifications will be made available in the future on topics such as expository preaching, Bible studies, pastoral care, mental health issues and addictions, social media and more. You will learn from scholars and expert.

Space for these courses is limited. For more information or to enroll today, please contact Lisa Allen at [email protected].

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