Academics

ACADEMICS

This classroom course is intended for degree-seeking seminarians and ordained clergy for CEU credit. Parish leadership and management are critical skills for clergy, but most clergy do not come to ordination from business leadership positions. Yet, these skills are necessary for proper direction of staff, vestry, and volunteers. This course will include canonical requirements, clergy leadership, parish roles and responsibilities, accountability, clarity of lexicon, parish monies, how to read church financial statements, understanding audits, parish policies and procedures, internal control, and ... what to ask when interviewing for a position. The course is taught by James Jordan, author of "Financial Management for Episcopal Parishes" (Morehouse Press). Evaluation will be based 30% on class participation and 70% on essays.