Certificate Programs

This section contains programs designed to increase skills and knowledge in a structured curriculum that leads to certification in that program area.  Two certificate programs are offered by the Leadership Institute:

  • A certificate program is offered in Church Business Administration in conjunction with The Church Network.


  • The Leadership Institute, with the support of the Educator Certification Committee, is also pleased to offer innovative hybrid courses for Presbyterian Church (USA) Christian Educator Certification.


Church Business Administration Certification in Richmond

July 24-August 2, 2018 – includes one day for the four CEU classes required for certification, on the Richmond campus

Cost:  $770 for both weeks, including the CEU classes on Saturday, July 28; $670 for core seminars for both weeks; $335 for one week of core seminars; $100 per day for individual seminars (a two-day seminar is $200) ~ this price includes lunch on each day of the seminar.

Click here for more information and registration for Church Business Administration seminars in Richmond for 2018.

Note:  You do not need to be seeking certification to take the seminars.  You may take any seminars you choose.


Christian Educator Certification Hybrid Courses

Courses designed to meet the requirements for Christian Educator Certification in the Presbyterian Church (USA) ~ these are hybrid courses; most of the work will be done at home, then there will be three days on campus in Richmond or Charlotte, depending on the course ~ cost per course is $295. You do not need to be seeking certification to take the course. Pastors, educators, church leaders, and Christian education committee members are encouraged to consider this course.

Upcoming Christian Educator Certification courses:

  • January 8 – February 8, 2018 (on-campus Feb 6-8):  Worship and Sacraments (Charlotte).  Click here for more information and to register!
  • April 16 – May 17, 2018 (on-campus May 15-17):  Biblical Interpretation (Richmond).  Click here for more information and to register!