Faith Formation Leadership Training and Certification

Faith Formation Leadership Training and Certification


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What is the Faith Formation Leadership Training Program?

This program is offered as both a Certificate program and as a series of classes that may be taken as stand-alone opportunities for those only interested in certain topics. Specific information about the classes may be accessed using the links below.

While designed for the Southern New England Conference, anyone outside of the United Church of Christ and southern New England may participate with the understanding that the focus will be on ministry within a United Church of Christ congregation.

Who is this program for?

The classes offered through the Faith Formation Leadership Program are open to both lay leaders and authorized ministers who wish to further their education and understanding about faith formation in the 21st Century.

** Please note that these classes do not meet requirements for ordination.

Our Mission, Goals, Objectives, & Faith Formation Ministry Team List
Class List & Schedule
Instructors & Class Descriptions
Complete Program Details to download/print
Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Debbie Gline Allen, Associate for Faith Formation & Youth Ministries at or call 508-603-6011

Quick Links for Program Registrants
Certificate Requirements & Expectations of Students
Association of United Church Educators (membership required for certificate)
Marks for Ministry for Faithful & Effective Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders
Class Tracking Form (Word doc)
2021 Online Form for Completion of Certificate Program
Online Evaluation/Class Reflection Questions Form
Online Continuing Education Recommendation

New!!!  Congratulations to the 2020 Certificate Recipients who were honored on October 17 in a virtual ceremony hosted by Debbie Gline Allen.   Also in attendance were the following staff, colleagues, friends and family members: Ellie Richardson, Karen Ziel, Debby Kirk, Nancy Sides, Andrea Bullard, Joy Utter, the Putney family and the Hockenberry family.
Read more about these three dedicated educators by clicking here.

Top: Debi Hockenberry; Bottom: Kristin Putney and Jenny Byxbee






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