January is the ideal time to equip those in leadership positions in our faith communities, and the Institute for Discipleship
is here to help in an affordable and convenient way. The Institute for Discipleship offers several certifications based on General Board of Higher Education and Ministry education requirements, as well as other leadership courses.
There are six practical ministry certifications
that are starting on January 20, which are designed to give laity in the church affordable and accessible foundations for ministry. Certifications are available in children’s ministry, spiritual formation, evangelism, women’s ministry, Christian care and counseling, youth ministry, and serving with those with disabilities.
Each certification consists of four online courses, each just $125. Students receive over 20 weeks of high-quality, small-group instruction for a total of $500. The youth ministry certification
adds a 12-week practicum led by the experts at Youth Ministry Institute for an additional $325. The certifications are split evenly between Biblical and theological instruction and practical, on-the-ground skills. All programs are also pay-as-you-go.
A United Methodist emphasis can be added to any certification with one additional course in United Methodist Studies.
More info on these certification programs can be found here: https://www.beadisciple.com/ifd-certifications/