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Kwame Nkrumah University College of Science and Technology

University of Education, Winneba

Maastricht School of Management

Umwelt Campus, Birkenfield

Saint Mary's University

Trinity Theological Seminary



Date: May 8 - 12, 2017

Course Fee: GHS 800

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The Regent University Certificate in Church Management is designed to meet the empowerment needs of Ministers of the Gospel who want to be empowered personally, be current with developments in Christian ministry, be part of the global ICT development in Church Management, and enhance their pastoral skills.

The Department of Theology, Ministry and Pentecostal Studies has distinguished itself as a theological educational unit focused on excellence in theological and ministerial formation for diverse ministries in and out of the church on the African continent. With innovation, Discipline, Excellence, Appreciation, and Speed as our core values, the programmes ran by the University are world-class. The same principles are inculcated in the design of the one week certificate course.


Course Philosophy

This course is based on the observation that many pastors and church leaders have the spiritual leadership and have handled their churches well in that light. What is missing, however, is the managerial skill that is paramount in church administration and management. As a result many church leaders fail in the management of their church. In the 21st Century when most member shave trainings in various levels of business leadership and management, it becomes important that church leaders give attention to training in the management of their churches.


Course Description

This course is an intensive seminar on church management for clergy and other church professionals. The focus is on skill development in leading and working in church systems. Attention is also given to personal and spiritual and ethical development as a leader, development of future leaders, and handling normal hindrances to leadership in ministry, vision casting, strategic planning, and overseeing the church organization. Major topics include influence skills, planning, recruiting and motivating volunteers, organizational evaluation, and decision-making in large and small groups, setting goals, budgeting, and general leadership principles. The course also gives attention to the historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style. 


Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should;

  1. understand the nature of Biblical leadership and its application to Christian ministry.
  2. understand the various types of leadership, as they apply to different ministries and stages of ministry.
  3. understand the process involved in leadership development and in the development of other Christian leaders.
  4. learn basic principles of conflict management and how to deal with difficult people in their church or ministry.
  5. learn how to assist in the development of leaders.
  6. understand vision, mission and organizational dynamics and how to better administrate the church (or ministry) as an organization.
  7. apply the theoretical and Biblical foundations for church leadership and management
  8. identify from Scripture biblical principles for Church Administration, and critique contemporary approaches to administration in light of the biblical model.
  9. understand and apply administrative principles and practices to the planning, organizing, leading and evaluating the ministry of the church.


Course Duration and Schedule

The duration of the Courses in Church Management shall be a period of One week (squeezed into 30 contact hours). Participants will be present for lectures from 3pm- 8pm each day. This implies that each day will comprise of five contact hours with facilitators. On the final day, participants will be part of a spiritual impartation service with Prophet Yaw Annor. The schedule is as tabulated below:



Session 1

Session 2


Servant Leadership in the Christian context


The Theology of Church Leadership


  • Jesus the Leader: A Transforming Model
  • Ministerial Ethics


  • The place of Excellence in Church Management
  • Character and Competence: The Foundation of Spiritual Leadership


  • Marketing your church
  • Budget Planning and Financial Procedures
  • Record and data keeping for church growth
  • Identifying and Developing Potential Leaders
  • Communication Skills (Managing Mass communication)



Planning and Goal Setting


Managing Difficult church members




Prophetic impartation service for all participants



Proposed Reading List

  • Gangel, Kenneth O. 1997, Team Leadership in Christian Ministry. Chicago, IL: Moody Press. ISBN: 0-8024-9016-6.
  • Gangel, Kenneth O. Feeding and Leading: Practical Handbook on Administration in Churches and Christian Organizations. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 2000. ISBN-10: 0801063310
  • Gangel, Kenneth O. Church Leadership and Administration, Audio Lectures & Study Guide. Grand Rapids, MI: Institute of Theological Studies, a division of Outreach, Inc., 1986. ISBN-10: 0802490166
  • Ford, Leighton. Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values and Empowering Change. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993. ISBN-10: 0830816526
  • Powers, Bruce P. ed. 2008. Church Administration Handbook: 3rd Edition. Nashville, TN: B & H Publishing Group. 978-0-8054-4490-2.
  • Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell Company (A division of Baker Book House Company), 1997.
  • Drucker, Peter F. Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1990.
  • Hamel, Gary. The Future of Management. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2007.
  • Plantinga, Jr., Cornelius. Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002.
  • Queen, Edwards L. (Editor) Serving Those in Need: A Handbook for Managing Faith Based Human Service Organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Inc.Publishers, 2000.
  • Chambers, Oswald. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer. Moody Press, 2007.
  • Clinton, Bobby. Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development. NavPress,1988.



Each participant is required to pay an amount of GH¢800 for workshop resources and other logistics.


Payment Details

Bank Name: Access Bank

Branch: Osu

Account name: Regent University College of Science and Technology

Account number: 0030100028391


Bank name: Ecobank

Branch: Dansoman

Account name: Regent University College of Science and Technology

Account number: 0080014409688801


Accommodation arrangements

Participants who require accommodation can choose from any of the three (3) listed facilities:

  1. Ridma Management Centre (Bethel house). This is about 10 minutes’ walk from the University. A room per person per night is 200 ( breakfast inclusive).
  2. Sylvia’s hostel (one person in a room is 120, two (2) people in a room). The hostel is five minutes walk from the University. Cost is breakfast inclusive.




0207970700 (Charlotte Atteh)

0243113435 (Agnes Abbey)

0272089826 (Daniel Agbeko)