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Virginia – Church Leadership Program

This one-year program is ideal for people who are already working in ministry in either paid or lay capacities, but desire additional formal biblical training. The courses required for this program provide solid biblical and ministry training while also providing some flexibility regarding ministry focus between Pastoral Ministry and Christian Counseling.

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Certificate in Church Leadership

Solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

This program is ideal for people who are already working in ministry but desire additional formal biblical training. The courses required for this program provide solid biblical and ministry training while also providing some flexibility regarding ministry focus. All of the courses within this certificate program may also count toward one of the bachelor’s degree programs at Manna U. In addition to the 31 credit hours of academic studies, students are required to fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.

Outcomes
  • Educate (Biblical and Ministry Knowledge): Students will have a basic understanding of biblical teachings and contemporary ministry practices.
  • Equip (Practical Ministry Skills): Students will have practical skills necessary for effective church leadership in collaborative environments within ministry teams.
  • Empower (Leadership and Ministry Engagement): Students will be empowered to advance their leadership roles within their current ministry settings or to pursue further educational opportunities in biblical studies and church leadership at the bachelor’s level.

Time & Cost

Many people would like to complete a degree and stay out of debt. 

The Certificate in Church Leadership program requires 10 courses + Student Orientation (or 31 credit hours), which can be completed in 1 year for full-time students. Courses are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). Manna U’s low tuition rates enable students to receive solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience and not be hindered financially.

 

Undergraduate Tuition

Fees

Scholarships are available for students who do not use military education benefits or federal financial aid.

Courses

Full details can be found in the most recent academic catalog.

Leadership in Action

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LIA 101 Leadership in Action (Two Semesters) Pass/Fail

Student Orientation

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate Student Orientation 1

Nonelectives

All Twenty-Four Credit Hours Must Be Completed
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 110 The Life of Christ 3
BIB 111 Introduction to Hermeneutics 3
CLG 401 Pastoral Ministry 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 24

Electives

Select Six Credit Hours From The Following Options
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
CLG 410 Homiletics 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Exemption

Manna University is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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