Continuing spiritual formation and growth, and ongoing ministerial skill development, are critical both for ordained clergy and others involved in the mission of the church. Continuing education at McCormick follows the mission of the Seminary as a whole, drawing on the resources of the Reformed tradition while at the same time being intentionally ecumenical and cross-cultural.
A group of 19 students gathered in September to begin McCormick's first session of the new Certificate in Executive Leadership program
By the Rev. Jeff Japinga, Associate Dean, Doctor of Ministry Programs
Thirty years ago, James MacGregor Burns won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for a volume titled, simply, Leadership. Through five hundred pages, Burns outlined the theory and practice of transformational leadership that would, he wrote, “empower leaders to demonstrate genuine moral leadership.”
This highly acclaimed Certificate in Executive Leadership (CEL) equips pastors and other key leaders of Christian institutions, both congregations and broader church or non-profit systems, with the skills and abilities vital for effective leadership in today's rapidly changing landscape.