Course Category: Training for Staff

Vocation, Calling and Purpose of Work

Course Description This course will help students to understand the purpose of work and a Christian understanding of vocation. Students will reflect on their life story to gain a better understanding of their unique identity and purpose in their vocation. Students will also conduct research on various career paths and set up meetings with mentors …

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Introduction to Christian Addiction Counseling

Course Description This course combines an Introduction to Christian Counseling with an Introduction to Addiction Counseling. The course reviews five approaches to counseling and Christianity including: Levels-of-Explanation, Integration, Christian Psychology, Transformational Counseling and Biblical Counseling. Students work to apply each of these models to a sample case. The course also presents an overview of key …

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Nonprofit Educational Program Design

Course Description In this course you will develop an educational program plan in a nonprofit organization to help bring transformational life change in clients. This course is focused on adult education in the social service sector, but principles could apply to other types of programs. In this course you will learn the principles of adult …

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Cross-Cultural Management and Ministry

Course Description This course provides a toolkit for those working in cross-cultural environments. Topics include: cultural intelligence, ethnic identity, social class, cultural dimensions, indigenous leadership development, organizational culture and organizational cross-cultural assessment and strategic planning. The course centers around a final project where you will develop: 1) a personal cross-cultural leadership growth plan, 2) a …

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Human Resources for Nonprofit and Ministry Managers

Course Description The goal of this course is to prepare a nonprofit manager with effective human resources tools, policies and processes. The course is focused around the student developing human resources tools at each stage of an employee’s life cycle: hiring, onboarding, training, employee evaluations, corrective action and employee separation. The course centers around building …

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Christian Community Development

Course Description This free, self-paced professional development course introduces students to the theory and practice of Christian community development in an increasingly interconnected, urban world. Course topics include: relocation, racism, reconciliation, redistribution, community asset mapping and other Christian community development principles. This course also helps students understand a range of social justice traditions including the …

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