Continuing Education

Recommended Continuing Education Programs for Church Educators

*These programs are particularly recommended for MACUCC Certified Educators. 


Online programs that include Christian education courses
Offered through Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, a United Methodist institution with Christian education courses taught by Debbie Kolacki: The Changing 21st Century Sunday School and Called To Teach

A progressively Christian program that utilizes the UCC's Marks of Faithful and Effective Ministers as a part of its course competencies. Offers a Christian education course entitled, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation taught by Debbie Gline Allen, alongside other courses for local church ministry.


Online programs that focus on local church ministry

New York School of Ministry
A ministry of the New York Conference United Church of Christ that features real time webconferenced courses for local church ministry.

Pathways to Learning and Leadership
Offered through Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, courses are specifically designed for Presbyterian church members.


Metro-Boston Seminary Courses

UCC Community of Learning through Boston University School of Theology
A collaboration with the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ and other interested New England UCC conferences to form a community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to nurturing and preparing United Church of Christ students for future leadership and service in and through the church.