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black church leadership

Are you looking for the most rigorous Certificate of Black Church Leadership available online? Welcome to C:BCL + ONLINE by the Center for Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. C:BCL + ONLINE is a peer-to-peer, online Black Church Leadership certificate designed for church and community leaders interested in grounding their work in socially relevant and scholarly theological education. We’ve opened the doors of the institution and created a virtual extension of the Princeton Seminary campus experience, which has been training Christian leaders since 1812.

If you feel like this program is right for you then make your story an indelible part of a new chapter in the Princeton Seminary story. . .


special pilot cohort

SPRING
$400
14-weeks
Apply by Jan. 22
Starts Jan. 25
Online platform
Live Experience!


COURSE STRUCTURE

The 14-week C:BCL + ONLINE is designed for your busy lifestyle. Online courses take 4–6 hours a week and can be done at your own pace. The certificate includes 3 exclusive lunch time sessions of our Live Experience! broadcasted from Princeton Theological Seminary. The affordable certificate cost can be paid in one or two installments.

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  • Self-paced weekly modules
  • Weekly Case Studies
  • Close-knit, peer-to-peer cohort
  • Unique interwoven syllabus
  • Rigorous lean-forward learning method
  • Mobile friendly 
 

Apply now, view frequently asked questions, or learn more below.

Are you ready?

 
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PRINCETON scholarship, BROUGHT TO LIFE BY you.

For more than 200 years, Princeton Theological Seminary has been a leader in theological scholarship because of its preeminent biblical scholars and theologians. With C:BCL + ONLINE, we have partnered with the Center for Black Church Studies to open the doors of our classrooms to the world.

The online certificate of Black Church Leadership is the brainchild of the Rev. Kermit Moss—Interim Director of the Center for Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Kermit Moss is a PhD candidate in the area of Practical Theology (Christian Education and Formation) at Princeton Theological Seminary and has research interests in the intersection of theology, identity, spirituality, pneumatology, urban youth, and hip-hop/pop culture. In addition, Kermit currently serves as senior pastor of Manhattan Bible Church which is located in the Inwood neighborhood in Northern Manhattan (NYC).

Rev. Kermit Moss

Rev. Kermit Moss

Rev. Brian McCollum '10

Rev. Brian McCollum '10

Dr. Keri Day

Dr. Keri Day

Dr. Peter J. Paris

Dr. Peter J. Paris

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Theology. Context. Liberation.

COST & FINANCIAL AID

The fee for the 14-week C:BCL + ONLINE program is $400. Payment will be requested after you are accepted to the program.  The fee covers all three courses and must be received by Princeton Theological Seminary before the online platform opens for your cohort. The cost of the course does not include books or other materials.

Learn to see the world differently with Princeton Theological Seminary's dynamic online certificate unlike any other. You will get the chance to:

Are you ready?

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ARE YOU READY?

Apply here and you will be redirected to our application page. When you log in, be sure to use an email address you check often so that we can efficiently let you know the status of your application.

Apply today to add your voice to the conversation.