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The School of Theology and Ministry offers two more online courses in the Certificate in Church and Non-profit Management program this Fall.

June 15, 2017


The School of Theology and Ministry is offering two more online courses in the Certificate in Church and Non-profit Management program. The certificate program and course series, developed by the Economics and Pastoral Leadership Project, supports pastors and other religious leaders manage the “business” side of faith-based organizations. This unique offering equips leaders, staff and board members with tools to engage issues of financial and organizational management that can dramatically impact the sustainability of their communities of faith.

Fall Courses:

Talking Faith & Money: At the Intersection of Theology, Economics & Organizational Realities

  • STMPD-9510 / STMA 5910-02: Talking Faith and Money
  • Fall Quarter 2017: September 20 – December 9, 2017

About the Course:

In this course, participants will grapple with their own individual and community’s theology and how it intersects with themes of money, economics, and organizational management. This course will begin an important feature of the entire course series on financial literacy and management in ministry: helping students learn how to create new kinds of relationships with exemplary business leaders who model effective organizational management that integrates spiritual values.  

How to Register:

  • STMPD 9510 course section is for leaders in the community taking for professional development units—register by September 18. To register for this section of the course please contact Jean Adler Stean at steanj@seattleu.edu or 206-296-5333.
  • STMA 5910-02 course section is for matriculated students taking for Graduate Credits—register by September 20 via SU Online


Taking Strategic Action: Building Mission-Centered Operations & Business Practices

  • STMPD-9560 / STMA 5910-03: Taking Strategic Action
  • Fall Quarter 2017: September 20 – December 9, 2017

About the Course:

While faith and mission fuel the way we are church and operate nonprofits, tools are often necessary and helpful to engage strategic planning and goal-setting in a way that is realistic while inviting participation and collaboration. Church and nonprofit leaders have the responsibility of building operations and practices that support themselves, their leadership teams and staff, volunteers and community members. This class will provide practical tools for establishing those operations and business structures that support sustainable growth and honor everyone involved.

How to Register:

  • STMPD 9560 course section is for leaders in the community taking for professional development units—register by September 18. To register for this section of the course please contact Jean Adler Stean at steanj@seattleu.edu or 206-296-5333.
  • STMA 5910-03 course section is for matriculated students taking for Graduate Credits—register by September 20 via SU Online

For questions about the course content please contact Thanh-Thuong ChuChe at ChuChet@seattleu.edu or 206-296-5335.