Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Certificate in Black Church Studies

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McCormick Theological Seminary is the place for ministers to define the next twenty years of the Black Church movement. The Black Church Certificate Program brings together religious scholars and prophetic, compassionate leaders from Black churches to guide students in rigorously studying the history, theology and heritage of the Church.

Under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Director or the Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies at McCormick Theological Seminary, the Black Church Studies Certificate promotes leadership excellence for this generation of ministers, activists and church lay-leaders.

Engage in weekend courses designed to sharpen your leadership skills.
Devote time to rigorous study, pastoral fellowship, and professional development.
Commit critical attention to the issues facing the Black Church.
Generate impactful ideas to benefit the church and community.

You have the opportunity to study with inspiring faculty and scholars: Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Steed Davidson, Ph.D., Reggie Williams, Ph.D. as well as other leading Chicago ministers.

The program provides several areas of focus: Preaching, Leadership, Bible, Black Sacred Music, Administration, Pastoral Care, Ethics, History and Theology.

The program is flexible: Enroll in any course (One weekend a month for 4 months); or Design a certificate program (6 courses required for a certificate).

For more information, please contact the Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies at 773-947-6310. Or register today


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