3E Lilly Grant is partnering with the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation to offer Best Skills Best Churches

Best Skills Best Churches, offered online, is a graduate/executive level certificate program designed to advance rostered ministers’ and lay leaders’ knowledge and skills for effective management of congregations and ministries.

Download 2023 program brochure

Best Skills Best Churches will cover:

  • Volunteers in Service
  • Legal Aspects of Governance
  • Effective Communication and Handling Conflict
  • Marketing and Community Presence
  • Financial Management for Effective Service
  • Fundraising Aspects of Stewardship.   

Best Skills, Best Churches will meet from 6:30– 9:30 pm (except in December from 5:30–8:30 pm) on the following dates:

  • July 11 & 13
  • August 1 & 3
  • September 5 & 7
  • October 3 & 5
  • October 31 & November 2
  • December 5 & 7

Upon satisfactory course completion, participants will receive a certificate in Non-Profit Management.

While the cost for each participant is $875, the 3E grant will provide each participant a $725 scholarship so that the total cost for the entire course for you is only $150.

Click the button below to enroll in Best Skills Best Churches.  You will be directed to a Rocky Mountain Synod Tithely link to make arrangements for your payment.

Enroll in Best Skills Best Churches

For more information or questions, contact Pastor Michael Tassler, 3E Program Director, at mtassler@rmselca.org or Deacon Sarah Bjornebo at sbjornebo@rmselca.org.