WASHINGTON (April 12, 2017) – The Howard University School of Business, and its sponsors UMI (Urban Ministries Inc.), and the Howard University Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel have announced the opening of registration for their annual spring Executive Leadership for Ministers and Church Leaders Program. This intensive five-day executive certificate program will take place May 22-26 at the Howard University School of Business.
The instructors of the program will include School of Business faculty, pastors of large church enterprises, national experts on business strategy, digital marketing, financial management, church legal issues, succession strategies and more. The program also includes a week-long business case competition in which pastors and leaders are teamed up to analyze a church development business case and report their recommendations to a panel of business executives, faculty and experienced pastors.
Kim R. Wells, executive director of Executive Education and the Center for Career Excellence at the Howard University School of Business, understands the unique demands placed on church ministers and leaders. “Pastors and church leaders are notably called upon to be the preachers, teachers, activity coordinators and counselors within their congregations,” said Wells, “however, effective management of the church is often the difference between a healthy and growing congregation, and one stagnated with inefficiencies, poor communication, legal liabilities, and revolving members.” “We are excited this year to have an amazing cadre of faculty and guest lectures including the Reverend Jeff Wright, CEO of Urban Ministries Inc.; Bishop Enoch Perry, General Counsel for the Church of God in Christ; Theron Green, Vice President of Business Banking at Capital One; Henry Swan, Managing Partner of The Business Strategies Group LLC of Chicago; and Pastor John Allan Newman of The Sanctuary @ MT. Calvary of Jacksonville, Florida.” Wells concluded, “This unique executive leadership program has attracted Pastors and Leaders from around the country, many of whom have never had formal business training before, and what better place for these leaders to study business strategy and concepts than at the Howard University School of Business.”