A community outreach program leading to a Certificate of Applied Urban Ministry will be offered at Niagara University beginning March 1. Designed by representatives of faith communities in Niagara Falls and Buffalo in cooperation with the university, the interdenominational program is intended to help pastors and lay people become more effective leaders in their respective churches and communities.
The program consists of four core courses, three courses from either a clergy or lay tract, and four elective courses. The core courses include classes on both the Old and New Testament, effective communications, and comparative theology. Other courses cover various aspects of ministry, preaching and church operations. Instructors are selected from an assortment of denominations and areas of expertise in order to bring a comprehensive view to church leadership, faith, and the people who support their churches.
The only cost associated with the program is a $25 application fee.
A complete list of courses and the dates on which they will be offered is available through NU's Office of Continuing Education at 286.8181 or [email protected]. Additional information is also available online at www.niagara.edu/ce.