TCN Virtual Certification Center

Church Administration Certification - Offering Core Modules A & B


$600 per module


Online seminars will meet once a week for eight weeks in the fall (Core Module A) and eight weeks in the spring (Core Module B).
Core Module A:  
Sep 9 - Oct 28, 2021 (Class meets once a week)


Core Module B: 
Registration Open
Jan 14 - Mar 4, 2021

*Dates are subject to change

Online seminars will be offered during the day, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Registration for Module A 2020 is now open

The Virtual Certification Center is up and running! After many requests for an online platform option in addition to the residential courses, the PT&S Committee decided to try a pilot program online.

Core classes began on September 10, with 47 participants from 46 different congregations from Connecticut to California, representing 19 different denominations.  Classes meet on Thursdays, from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.  The first two hours are instruction from an experienced practitioner, with participants in small groups (five or six to a group) for the third hour to discuss questions provided by the instructor.  There is a small amount of homework each week in addition to the online class.

We encourage you sign up for Module A 2020 and secure your place. Modules can be taken in any order.

Since September, 2019, The Church Network has offered Core Curriculum seminars leading toward certification in an online platform.  This has expanded the reach of The Church Network as well as allowing those interested in furthering their knowledge, credibility, and employability through certification to obtain this education without the added factors of travel, time away from work and family, and cost. 

For equivalence with residential requirements, the eight core seminars each consist of 7.5 hours of education, including live online teaching, online discussion in groups, homework, and practical application in the place of ministry.

Eight core courses –

  • Strategic Planning Issues
  • Human Resources Issues – Legal
  • Human Resources Issues – Personnel
  • Communications Issues
  • Financial Issues – Accounting
  • Financial Issues – Budgeting
  • Legal and Tax Issues
  • Facilities and Property Issues

Virtual Certification Center - Module B 2021 Registration

You must sign in or create an account from the link at the top right of the page to register.

A certification program in Church Administration has been established to provide recognition for those serving as leaders in the local church. Those who meet the requirements of The Church Network will be given the designation of Certified Church Administrator (CCA). Several denominations also certify those who attend these seminars and meet other specified requirements.

The certification process includes completions of Core Module A, B, and 40 hours of CEU credit and a project. The project is to be done with sufficient depth and thought to constitute a satisfactory research-action project and be a responsible contribution to the field.

Refunds There is a $25 cancellation/transfer fee if the request is received prior to start of the first class. No refund or transfer after the first class has started.

Contact: Dr. Marilyn Johns - Virtual Center Director
1/14/2021 - 3/4/2021
United States