This certification is a 10-month process undertaken with a non-geographical cohort, a facilitator, homework assignments and a mentor from your local church. CLP1s are lay leaders who are serving their church by leading micro-expressions of church (small groups, youth groups, missional communities, etc.) and who wish to have a deeper level of training in the 10 Leadership Competencies.
This course is a two to three year process which involves all of the training described for officers and CLP1s plus 12 additional seminary level classes, offered through the Flourish Institute of Theology. CLP2s are lay leaders who are serving as pastors. This CLP2 certification is meant to equip a lay leader who feels called to pastoral ministry with the basic skills needed to pastor a church and ability to administer the sacraments.
Lay Leadership Online Training Cohorts Forming Now!
Any lay leader or emerging leader who wants to be better equipped to serve, who desires a deeper connection with Jesus and desires to grow.
A 10-month online training experience (CLP) in ECO’s 10 Core Leadership Competencies with a community of leaders from other ECO churches facilitated by an experienced Pastor.
From the comfort of your own home!
Launching in October/November. Meets twice a month via Zoom (each cohort picks a time that works for them) with videos and homework assignments between class meetings.
Because God wants you to become the best leader you can be! We deeply value lay leadership development as being foundational. We seek to undo the clergy-centered ecclesiology that has plagued the church for too long and truly reclaim the biblical vision of the priesthood of all believers. We have designed the course in such a way that is affordable, flexible, and allows the students to stay in their current context while they receive further practical and theological training for ministry.
RSVP: Please fill out the short application here.
If you have any questions about this Leadership training cohort please email Lisa@eco-pres.org