The Certificate in Leadership in Lifelong Christian Formation (CLLCF) is a program designed for those who have demonstrated on-the-ground experience in a congregation (or other context) in the area of Christian Formation. Participants are required to have completed five years of full-time (or equivalent) ministry. The goal is to equip practitioners with supplementary preparation and the additional learning and tools they need to enable in-depth Christian Formation leadership for their congregations and communities. The program is designed to customize learning to individual needs. In this process a community of learners will be formed who will practice and model Lifelong Christian Formation not just for the duration of the program, but beyond it into and through their professional lives.
This program is designed for those who are actively engaged in the practice of youth ministry or feel called to deepen their own understanding of the practice of youth ministry. The program will equip participants with a foundational learning, rooted in the practical application to their specific ministry context.
This program is designed to provide an overview of core biblical, theological, Episcopal, and practical knowledge that will be applied directly to the practice of ministry with youth and their families. Each participant will complete a Ministry Statement and a Ministry Plan for their specific setting, as a way of integrating their learning and the practice of ministry. The formation of a community of learners, who will practice and model Youth and Family Ministry not just for the duration of the program, but beyond it into and throughout their professional lives, is central to the program. Registration is closed for the 2016 Class but for more info about this program see the Certificate in Youth and Family Ministry page.