CERTIFICATE IN THRESHOLD CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP
You will participate in a learning assessments, online training, and coaching sessions to equip you with the specialized skills of leading and accompanying a Threshold congregation that is facing events such as; selling and re-locating church property, merging & collaborating with another congregation and churches making the faithful but difficult decision to end the active life of their congregation in order to share their legacy for future good work. You will not only sharpen your skills, but you will connect with a cohort of supportive colleagues on the same journey.
The certification process includes:
o Stregthsfinder 2.0 Assessment.
o Online Curriculum: On-Demand Online courses & webinars (each participant is asked to keep a portfolio of your learning experiences and coaching sessions).
o Conflict Transformation tools to help manage and transform conflict that often arises in times of change.
o Operation & Systems (understanding and assessing financials, financial reporting, taxes, assets & contents, insurance, facilities and legal issues)
o Worship Resources and Pastoral Care to assist leaders in providing care and in serving a Threshold Congregation
o Threshold Ministry in Practice: Essential orientation, wider perspectives, best practices, ethical dimensions, legacy discernment and available resources for Threshold Congregations
o 12 months of membership in CPR – recorded webinars, resources and discounts
o Required Texts: Toward a Better Country, UCC Living Legacy e-book
o Five (5) sessions of individual Coaching: Participants will engage in a content-rich coaching and reflection with an experienced ministry coach. These calls will focus on course materials and threshold church case studies.
o The Certificate culminates with an End-of-Year Assessment phone call with program director
o Each participant upon completion will receive a certificate suitable for framing and may use their Certificate completion on their resume or ministry profile.
o Cost - $1,900