Stewardship feels like a dirty word in most churches. Pastors preach about it knowing they must while members sit uncomfortably through the “it’s-that-time-again” sermons and other appeals. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Stewardship really means that we are taking good care of...

In our world, in our nation, in our neighborhoods, in our schools and businesses, even in our congregations, there is too much fear. The bruising political campaign we endured last year is only the most obvious expression of it. What can we do, as followers...

This course examines the missional priorities, ecclesiological forms, structure, and governance of the United Methodist Church that undergird its effort to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world". Students will explore the church's doctrinal statements as well as its understanding of...

Would you like to prepare to do “pulpit supply” or lead worship with your pastor? This course will focus on basic understandings of worship, gaining skills for Lay Servants planning and leading worship, and fulfill requirements for Lay Speaker Certification. Particular emphasis will be given...

The certificate in Christian Ministry represents the goals and values of Mary McLeod Bethune as recently restated by the University: Faith, Integrity, Service, Respect, and Thirst for knowledge. Dr. Bethune initiated religious education in the wider community and on the campus of B-CU. Now the...

Designed for Part-Time Local Pastors and Certified Lay Ministers, but open to any person, clergy or lay, this course will cover the development of The United Methodist Church in America, as well as its doctrinal roots in both the Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren traditions....

All participants in the Body of Christ depend on the spiritual gifts God has given them. Those gifts differ but they provide the foundation for whatever ministry we do. Learn more about your spiritual gifts – and how to help your congregation learn more about...

It has been said that "Prayer is falling in love with God, over and over again.” In our age of turmoil and constant change, we need to cultivate an ongoing, interactive relationship with the one who created us. This not only includes being able to...

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