The four courses leading to certification in church administration are intended to cover crucial leadership topics that may have not been covered in seminary. Exploring administration, management, and finances, each course builds on the course that precedes it.
The first of the four, “Church Leadership and the Bible,” will focus on how being a church leader has changed drastically in the past year as COVID-related issues have changed congregations both temporarily and permanently. Leading through this kind of change will be cross-applied to other types of upheavals that may appear in the future.
We will examine how being a church leader in a changing ministry world relates to one’s call and spiritual life, vision and mission, team building, and the congregation’s spiritual journey. In addition to the required book (listed below), recommended readings and websites will help participants enrich their own leadership.
Students are required to have the book for this class:
- Leading The Congregation: Caring For Yourself While Serving The People by Roger Heuser and Norman Shawchuck
This is the first course in the Institute for Discipleship certification in Church Administration, and is a pre-requisite for all of the other courses in the certification.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Harriet has two bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Divinity degree. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Communications. In 2015 Harriet completed her Master of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology (https://cst.edu/).
Harriet’s early days in ministry revolved around Christian program development for children, youth, and young adults. Her ministry work started as a volunteer in her local church, which then led to paid staff positions in churches. Since July of 2015, she has been appointed as a licensed local pastor.
Harriet continues to be an advocate for People with Disabilities, Caregivers, First Responders, Veterans, and their families.
Harriet currently offers a free resource called Creative Adventures Through the Bible. You can sign up for the resource at The Lighthouse Design Studio: https://thelighthouse-design-studio.mn.co/