A training partnership between Next Generation Churches and Western Seminary    

The Ministry Leadership Certificate is specifically designed for those ministry leaders who want to enhance their ministry knowledge and skills while staying actively involved in their calling. MLC participants include a variety of people, full-time and bi-vocational pastors, elders, lay leaders, and various ministry leaders. The courses are designed to fit ministries' demanding schedules, focus on its foundational practices and feature instructors that have been schooled both academically and practically. The participant will find the bar of his or her ministry permanently raised as a result.

The Ministry Leadership Certificate has been purposefully crafted through consultation with local NextGen leaders to be challenging and doable, academic and practical, high quality and affordable. The courses fit neatly into two semesters, and come packaged in manageable online formats enhanced by local mentors and occasional online forums. Added benefits include access to many of the resources available to all Western Seminary students including online library access. Upon completion of the program, students also receive the opportunity to utilize the courses for development of their own congregants and to serve as their mentor/coaches. 

If you or someone in your church are interested in the MLC, please contact Josh Lane. Enrollment for 2019-2020 is now open. MLC will begin August 26, 2019 and will last through May 2020. The initial meeting will be held at Western Seminary Sacramento Campus. Download MLC 2019-2020 Syllabus


MLC testimonials

Kevin Sto

Kevin Stottrup is the Lead Pastor at Aromas Bible Church and he is also an MLC student. Here is what Kevin has to say about the Ministry Leadership Certificate program.

"I like that most of the two semesters of course work is media driven from Western Seminary's website, making it possible to work at your own pace. The MLC program offers moral support and the challenges to confront perceived limitations, acquire readily available tools, skills, and inspiration to reach for more." —Kevin Stottrup

Contact Joshua Lane.