Frequently Asked Questions about the Center for Christian Leadership
The Center for Christian Leadership is a continuing education program under the direction of the Anderson University School of Theology, founded in 1972. It provides continuing education for those desirous of enhancing their ministry, whether pastoral or lay oriented. All Center programming is for continuing education (CEU) only and NOT for those seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree. Neither college nor seminary academic credit can be granted for work done through this continuing education program administered by the Center.
The Center's programming provides the Certification in Christian Ministry. This certification is founded on a 30-year-old tested, independent, study in Bible, theology and church history. Details of the certification may be found here.
A person interested may enroll in the Center's programming by contacting us by phone at 765-641-4530 or our mailing addresses. However, you may also download an Enrollment Form [PDF] directly from our website.
There is a one-time enrollment fee (see the current Enrollment Form). Courses are offered through the Center at nominal costs. These courses offered by the Center have a predetermined CEU (a course listing will be provided to you at the time of enrollment). The fee for these courses includes tracking the participant's progress on their personal Enrollment Report.
There is also a processing fee for courses not offered by the Center, but which the participant desires listed on their personal Enrollment Report. The CEUs from programs outside the Center may be from reading, attending conferences or seminars, lectures or other programs where the individual is continuing their education. A Continuing Education Experience Evaluation Form [PDF] must be completed and mailed with the fee in order for the CEUs to be recorded.
A participant registering for a Center course will usually receive a book and a study guide for that text. The course fee also includes crediting the completion of the course onto a participant's Enrollment Report.
A Continuing Education Unit or CEU is a nationally recognized standard unit of measurement for recording participation in continuing education experiences. Most courses offered by the Center have a predetermined CEU value. One (1) CEU is given for each ten (10) contact hours from attending a seminar or conference. All books read, no matter the length, receive one (1) CEU. A participant will also receive credit for fractions of CEUs, for example, if a student attends a seminar of 25 hours in length, the CEU value would be 2.5 CEUs. Please see the detailed information about Continuing Education Units.
The Center realizes that everyone's life is busy. It is the Center's hope and encouragement that a person complete a course within 6 months of its enrollment and receipt of all materials.
In today's rapidly changing world, the most effective leaders are those that are continual learners. Countless research studies and experts from the fields of education, leadership studies, and business have documented this reality. Continual learning not only keeps the leader aware of the ever-changing world, but also provides personal growth and life enrichment. Your continued education is a testament to your desire for growth while excelling in your professional and personal life.
Upon the completion of 50 CEUs in the Center's curriculum or structured guidelines, the student is awarded A Certification in Christian Ministry. This certification is recognition of the individual's educational achievement.