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 B: 

January 16, 23, 30,
February 6,
February 13, 20, 27, and
March 5

Core Module A: 

Sep 10 - Oct 29 (Class meets once a week)
*Dates are subject to change


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

Beginning in September, 2019, The Church Network will offer Core Curriculum seminars leading toward certification in an online platform.  This will expand 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.  This is a pilot program that will be evaluated after the first year.

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

Registration for Module A is closed.

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 12, 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.

Core Module A will be completed in eight weeks this fall, with Core Module B beginning in January, 2020, for eight weeks.  Registration is now open for the winter classes – register now!

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

Virtual Certification Center Module B 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.

Contact: Dr. Marilyn Johns - Virtual Center Director

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1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020
United States