Mansfield School for Professional Studies

MACU has established a learning partnership with New Beginnings Church of God in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to establish the Mansfield School for Professional Studies. The Mansfield School for Professional Studies offers continuing education courses and certificates for today's leaders. These certificates train individuals in theological knowledge and practical skills that can be used within local and global settings.

Grow your leadership 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 

Enrollment is open now for the first two certificate courses, Exploring Wesleyan Theology 1 and Exploring Wesleyan Theology 2, taught by Dr. Cliff Sanders. Dr. Sanders is a field expert and ordained minister for more than 43 years. He currently serves as Chair and Professor for MACU’s School of Ministry.

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!

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 experts.

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

Rev. Cynthia D. Mansfield

Executive Pastor

New Beginnings Church of God

4770 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87109


[email protected]


Reverend Cynthia D. Mansfield is an ordained minister of the Church of God, (affiliated with Anderson, Indiana), where she’s served as a Home Missionary with her husband, Richard at Southside Church of God in Albuquerque, NM and New Beginnings Church for a total of 38 years. Cynthia studied Secondary Education at the University of Texas at El Paso, was the recipient of a music scholarship where she was in the UTEP marching band drumline and was also a member of Tau Beta Sigma sorority.  She pursued additional studies at the Abilene Christian University and the University of New Mexico. 

After teaching high school Spanish at Evangel Temple Academy in Albuquerque, NM, she was inspired to move to a whole new career in mass communication where she got her start at Family Life Radio, KFLQ 91.5FM as their Spanish announcer and producer of a syndicated program called, “La Hora Vespertina”.   She was approached by KNAT TV and went from a career in radio to a 30-year career in television with TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) at KNAT-TV23. Cynthia began her journey as Public Affairs Director where she produced and hosted, “Albuquerque Today”.  In their employment, she was promoted to General Manager, as well as TBN’s Southwest Regional Manager.  Upon her departure, she was awarded by the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.

Cynthia is currently employed by New Beginnings Church as the Executive Pastor, where she is able to apply her skills and resources in leadership, management, and administration and is enthusiastically looking forward to the future serving God at her home church.  She that she has been called to, “fan the flame”.  II Tim 1:6, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of hands.”  She has a passion to see women step up and fulfill the call that God has placed on their lives and works diligently in helping to equip and educate women at her church and beyond who are called to the ministry as she is currently the Director of Women’s Ministries at New Beginnings Church and is also the New Mexico/West Texas State Association secretary for the Credentials Committee.

Cynthia has had the privilege to serve in numerous roles within the Church of God locally and nationally.  Cynthia served the national and local boards for both the WCG/Christian Women Connection.  She served as the Director of Spiritual Life and liaison to the Concilio (Spanish American Council of the Church of God). Additionally, Cynthia served the greater church as the liaison to the Concilio Hispano (Spanish Council of the Church of God) for Mujeres de la Iglesia de Dios (Women of the Church of God). She was the Chair of the Christian Women Connection Concilio Hispano Initiative: a joint venture with Hispanic and Spanish speaking sisters within the US and around the world. The Concilio Hispano Initiative Committee creates opportunities for partnership and affiliation with the Christian Women Connection. Her skills and experience in television production permitted her to become the production director and stage manager for several of the national women’s conventions with the CWC (Christian Women Connection). Cynthia is a nationally known speaker throughout the Church of God and her community and has had the privilege of speaking at the School of Theology at the University of Anderson, Anderson University which opened more doors opportunity to speak for several of the women’s retreats locally and nationally. 

Cynthia was born in El Paso, Texas and resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband Dr. Richard A. Mansfield, Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church.  They have two adult children and four grandchildren: daughter, Ashlie and her husband Robert, their sons, Isaiah (15), Daniel (14) and Tony (3) and son, Ricky and his daughter, Gabrianna (4).

Favorite scripture: Galatians 6:9, “And let us not get tired in doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.”  

Just for fun: In addition to serving the Lord, she enjoys spending time with her family, the Arts, watching classic movies, scented candles, fresh flowers, and eating popcorn. 

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