New Certification Focuses on Church Administration

July 11, 2022 -- A new certification in church administration will begin soon at Consisting of four six-week courses, the program is delivered completely online and is intended for pastors and laypersons in congregational leadership roles. The first class is enrolling now and begins on Aug. 22. Biblical Compassion and Church Administration offers a non-denominational Christian perspective. Harriet Wilkin, a United Methodist pastor, called on her own education and experience in business leadership to design the certification. In addition to her theological degree and training, Wilkin completed degrees in business administration/management and…continue reading →

Online Certification Opportunities to Begin in August

July 11, 2022 — A new cycle of online ministry certification courses is set to begin Aug.22, 2022, at is part of the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College, and has offered quality online educational experiences with roots in Wesleyan theology since 2006. Church leaders and interested persons can begin progress toward certification in seven different disciplines— church administration and leadership, children's ministry, women’s ministries, spiritual formation, rural ministry, ministry with people with disabilities, and music ministry. Requirements typically include successful completion of four online courses, and each course is six…continue reading →

Witnessing Course to Include Activities for National Day of Prayer

Winfield, Kan., March 21, 2022 – An online course that encourages Christian witness will include ways to incorporate witnessing in activities of the National Day of Prayer. The national event is set for May 5, immediately after the two-week course ends.  “Becoming an Effective Witness for Jesus Christ” is offered through April 18 to May 2, and will be taught by Darla Thieler. Thieler is founder of Remnant Ministries, a multi-faceted outreach ministry founded in 1982, as well as being a local evangelist and certified lay speaker with the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the…continue reading →

Interactive Online Course Targets Praise and Worship

As the most solemn and celebratory moments of the Christian year approach, many worship leaders may find they are struggling to craft appropriate services for their congregations. An online course offered by will address this struggle March 14-28.  “Developing a Dynamic Praise and Worship Experience” is a two-week interactive experience taught by Darla Thieler, who is a Local Evangelist and Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church as well as music director for Calvin (Penn.) United Presbyterian Church.   More information and enrollment links are at Participants will need a…continue reading →