The number one training place for church secretaries. Are you ready to take your church secretary knowledge and skills to a new dimension?
We offer individual classes and the most thorough certfication programs for church support staff.
- Church Administrator Certification
- Church Secretary Certification
Training is not denominational specific and appropriate for all, regardless of your denomination.
Below are the class listing for the certification course. If you do not desire certification, you can take any class you desire within our E-learning system. This is not the complete listing – it only reflects the class listing for the Church Secretary Certification Course.
Principles in Church Administration – This class focuses on what church administration is and the roles of the administrative and pastoral staff. It overviews the calling, giftings, attributes, character and purpose of the ministry of church ministry assistants.
Today’s Church Secretary – This class outlines roles and the many hats of today’s church secretary and what technology is available to make the job easier. It also details how to effectively run a church office, church records management, and how to be an effective assistant to the senior pastor as well as working in a multi-pastor environment.
Pastoral Care – Although most pastoral care classes focuses on the nurturing and care that a pastor is to give to the sheep, this class deals with the ministry that the church can give to pastors to help alleviate unnecessary stress, financial hardship, and preventing them from becoming causalities of ministry.
Serving in the Church – This class stresses the covenant relationship members enter into upon becoming a part of a local church. It further discusses the necessity of having a servant’s heart, maintaining pure motives, growing where you are planted and connecting to your church’s vision.
Principles of Meetings and Taking Minutes – This class provides you with the tools to properly organize for a meeting and how to correctly record minutes.
Principles of Effective Writing and Editing – This class provides basic writing techniques necessary for every ministry assistant to successfully communicate in print.
Principles of Maintaining a Godly Atmosphere – This class provides insight and guidelines into maintaining a Godly atmosphere in the church office while still effectively managing the business affairs of the church.
Principles of Maintaining Boundaries – This class provides instructions on establishing and maintaining boundaries.
Principles of Avoiding Burnout – This class overviews the common cause of burnout, especially for church ministry assistants. It furthers covers techniques to prevent and/or overcome burnout. It also provides techniques and strategies of how to effectively manage your time and accomplish the assignments at hand.
Principles of Dealing with Difficult Members – This class provides a detailed study of effectively serving difficult members without wounding the member or compromising your sanity or the church’s mission.
Principles of Team Ministry in the Church – This class provides in-depth study into flowing together as a team. Ministry Assistants, regardless of denomination, must master the ability to flow effectively with members, fellow staff, and their church leaders. This course details the role of the ministry assistant and how to successfully flow as a team in in fulfilling the vision and mission of the church. It also provides details on how to establish and develop a functioning team ministry, personnel and staff development, the importance of job descriptions, and maintaining the team.
Recruiting, Keeping, and Managing Volunteers – Churches rely on the willingness of their members to serve, often without financial pay. But how do you find, motivate, train, manage, and reward volunteers? This class provides basic guidelines for effectively recruiting, motivating, keeping and managing volunteers without making ship-wreck the health of the church, relationships, and the volunteers’ spirituality.
Principles of Event Planning – This class provides detailed instructions and guidance on how to successfully plan, coordinate and oversee church-sponsored events.
Principles of Internal Controls – This class provides detailed information on establishing and implementing internal controls within a church. It covers financial and administrative controls.
Risk Management – This class details the proper procedures and tools that must be implemented to ensure adequate care is taken to ensure the security of the church’s resources, youth, and buildings. It covers topics from insurance, negligent hiring, maintenance, fire hazards to employee screening.