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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:

Understand the day-to-day dynamics of the governance process.
Recognize personal managerial and organizational preferences and styles.
Work more effectively with various advisory boards.
Have an increased proficiency in the use of information technology.
Understand human resource practices appropriate and useful for recruiting, managing, and directing staff.
Have an increased financial literacy in areas such as budgeting and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Student Expectations
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 - Banquet/Introductions/Orientation/Training
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 sessions.

Students are expected to:

Check the CAI course homepage, calendar, assignment page, email, and the Blackboard course discussion board several times a week.
Participate actively in the online class discussions.
Contribute to class discussion by expressing opinions, asking questions, and challenging each other in a respectful manner. You are expected to be fully prepared to discuss readings and present thoughts on all assignments.

Keep up with reading assignments, study guides, and all responses to assignments.

Certificate of Completion
Each course 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 the participant.

Each participant’s Church Session will also be notified regarding whether the student successfully completes the Church Administration Institute coordinated by UNO faculty.

2013 Church Administration Institute Brochure

2014 Events

 Winter Pastors' School

Feb 3-6, 2014

Hastings College

Hastings, NE


Hastings Chapel 



Heartland  Lectures

Apr. 28-29, 2014

Kansas City, MO 


Heartland Center 



Nelson Lecture

May 13, 2014

Thompson Alumni Center, UNO

Omaha, NE 

  Thompson Alumni Center



Summer Pastors' School

July 9-16, 2014

Hastings College

Hastings, NE


  Hastings Hazelrigg



Church Administration Institute

July 23 - Aug. 29, 2014


    UNO CPACS Bldg