Prepare Hispanic pastors and lay leaders with leadership training and community transformation skills.
CLASSES ARE TOTALLY CONDUCTED ONLINE.
The program consists of five online modules, each containing five classes that are approximately one and a half to two hours long. Participants will each have a mentor throughout the program, who will help them with individual spiritual practices, disciplines, and sustainability, as well as how to apply what they have learned in the Certificate.
Spiritual Disciplines to Sustain Your Ministry ⓘ
Economic Tools for Community Transformation ⓘ
Civic Engagement Tools for Community Transformation ⓘ
Tools for Family Ministry ⓘ
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Certificate of Ministry in Community Transformation?
We have helped train over 100 leaders from nineteen different cities in the Central Valley, representing over 40 churches. After providing basic leadership training for 7 years, we are improving our certificate to now focus completely on what pastors and lay leaders have expressed they need – specific skill sets to deal with the changes they see in their communities and ways in which their churches and ministries can make a gospel-centered difference in the life of their neighbors, their economies, their schools, their civic sectors, and their physical environment. In other words, community transformation centered on Christ.
For whom is this certificate?
For leaders who want to improve their communities and people’s lives in the name of Christ. Men and women, pastors and lay leaders who want to increase their impact as leaders by acquiring knowledge and skills in a way that promotes shalom (well-being) in their community (Jer. 29: 4-7).
What topics does it cover?
- Biblical Foundations for Community Transformation
- Spiritual Disciplines to Sustain Your Ministry
- Economic Tools for Community Transformation
- Civic Engagement Tools for Community Transformation
- Tools for Family Ministry
What is the benefit?
A certificate from the only accredited seminar in the valley, the Fresno Pacific University’s Bible Seminary in partnership with the Fresno Pacific Community Transformation Center. Graduates of the certificate program may be granted special access to the Masters program at Fresno Pacific Seminary, even without obtaining a Bachelor’s degree (specific requirements apply). Also, the certificate provides a set of skills that will help graduates find shalom (well-being) in their community.
How long will it take?
There are 5 modules, each containing 5 classes. It can be completed in one year or more if desired.
How is it offered?
The program is offered online, eventually in a combination of face-to-face and online. Classes are given once a week within two hours.
What is the cost?
- $100 per module ($20 per class). Total cost for the certification is $500.
- Graduates from the previous program have the opportunity to take the newly configured modules for a cost of $25 for the first module and $50 for the rest.
- Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact us.