Church Administration Institute Specifics
Objectives and Competencies
This series of short courses is designed to
equip participants with an understanding of organizational concepts and practical techniques for managing
effectively in the challenging church environment. Its goal is to improve the management skills of church leaders.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
day-to-day dynamics of the governance process.
managerial and organizational preferences and styles.
Work more effectively
with various advisory boards.
Have an increased
proficiency in the use of information technology.
resource practices appropriate and useful for recruiting, managing, and directing
Have an increased
financial literacy in areas such as budgeting and the preparation and analysis of financial
The initial orientation and training follows the
banquet on Wednesday, July 24th evening, at the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. The technical orientation is required. The training session is
to insure that the specific software works on each student’s computer. The software is utilized throughout all of
the sessions as well as to access the UNO Library online.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 -
TBD - Managerial and Leadership Skills
TBD - Issues in Human Resource Management
TBD - The Grant Writing Program
TBD - Legal Issues Associated with Church Management
TBD - Financial Reporting and Controls
Because each of the courses is
computer mediated, all of the work, including assignments, course readings and class lectures are online.
Participants are expected to put the amount of time in each weekly session that would be spent in the classroom.
This is a minimum of one to two hours each day. Time spent on
the computer is in addition to the time spent reading, completing assignments, and participating in the discussion
Students are expected to:
will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Participants must pass five of the six modules to obtain a Certificate of
Completion for the Church Administration Institute. Certificates will be sent to participants within three weeks of
the end of the final course.
Students not passing the requisite number of modules will be required to reimburse the Omaha
Presbyterian Seminary Foundation for the balance of the tuition of $1,000 and/or any $500 scholarship pledged to
Each participant’s Church Session will also be
notified regarding whether the student successfully completes the Church Administration Institute coordinated by
2013 Church Administration Institute