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Certificate in Church Financial Management I

The Certificate

in Church Financial Management I

9 - 12


(Noncredit Continuing Education Program)


The Certificate in Church Financial Management I (CCFM-1) is a 9 -12 months continuing education program designed to provide an organized, structured series of eight (8) courses in Church Financial Management. As people tithe and give, they’re trusting church leaders to use that money wisely. CCFM-1 will provide steps to ensure finances are spent effectively and with integrity, how to maintain excellent stewardship of church finances, and that policies and internal controls are in-place. The CCFM-1 is an online program open to all interested individuals, with or without college degrees.  

Cost of Attendance

Full Tuition: $1800  

Admission Application: FREE

Registration: $50 (non-refundable)


Total Cost: $1850 per Certificate Program for Tuition and Registration  

Cost per class: $225  |  One-Time Registration: $50  

The Program commitment requires nine to twelve months of study to complete eight (8) courses that range from 4 - 6 weeks in length. Class sessions are once a week and multiple courses are offered during each Fall and Spring term. 

Courses Offered (Noncredit)

All eight (8) courses must be successfully completed to receive a Certificate in Theology.

  • Establishing and Maintaining the Financial Foundation of the Church

  • Understanding Pastoral Compensation

  • The Role of the Finance Committee/Commission on Stewardship & Finance

  • How to Handle Love Offerings and other monetary solicitations

  • Fund Accounting 101 and its significance in non-profit accounting

  • Understanding Internal Controls and Segregation of Duties

  • How to properly structure a budget in a church environment

  • Church Specific Management/Accounting Systems (CHMs)


TUITION & FEES (Non-refundable):

Course Tuition is $225.00 per course.  Course Registration fee is $50  payable at time of registration.   Total Tuition and fees per course is $275.  This payment schedule must be followed by all students.  

Total Cost: $275 per course for Tuition and Registration