ABC-IN/KY Region Offers M28 Certificate in Theological Education
The ABC-IN/KY Region is pleased to announce M28, a certification program in theological education through Kairos University/Sioux Falls Seminary. This online competency-based approach to theological education from an accredited ATS university/seminary will provide participants a cost-effective means to become better equipped for ministry.
M28 offers two tracks of engagement:
1) A pastoral leaders track will provide clergy with broad exposure to important ministry topics through 12 courses. This track will prepare pastors for the pursuit of a regionally recognized ordination through ABC-IN/KY. As they advance through the program, students will work with a Student Mentor, the M28 Dean, and an ABC-IN/KY Region Minister.
2) A laity track will equip congregational leaders who wish to advance their knowledge and skill in ministry leadership. These students will be mentored by their pastor.
M28 is a partnership between Kairos and ABC-IN/KY. Kairos will provide the educational course content through a subscription-based delivery of classes. ABC-IN/KY will provide the mentor team and assessment of competencies as students advance through their learning pathway.
For more information, you may contact Rev. Dr. Dan Cash, the M28 Dean, or speak with one of the ABC-IN/KY Region Ministers. If you would prefer to have his phone number, simply call the ABC-IN/KY Region Office.
Additional information is available through these links:
I’m ready to enroll – now what?
To fill out your application to M28, please click here.
After your application is received, you will be contacted by Dan Cash, the M28 Dean. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be sent a link to subscribe to M28 through Kairos University. – Thank you for your interest!
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