Christian Leadership Certificate

Christian Leadership Certificate

Invest in yourself and the Lord’s work to be done through you today!

This program is offered through a partnership between CUBM and the Baptist Ministers Conference of Pittsburgh and vicinity.


The Christian Leadership Certificate Program was a significant learning experience for me, as I’ve gained a stronger sense of my life’s purpose, developed my interpersonal skills, and have learned how to be an effective leader. I’ve also learned methods and tools in order to effectively minister to and reach youth and young adults of this generation. Through the technology course, I created a website, and since the completion of the program I started a video blog ministry called Truth2RenewHearts. The CLC Program has equipped and enhanced my ability to evangelize and has helped me develop into a more confident, educated, and effective leader both in and outside of the church.
– Teresa R. Hunt

I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have been a student in the Christian Leadership Certificate Program. Talk about being challenged and stretched! The entire year provided continual opportunity to examine myself and press into a deeper relationship with the Lord. I am certain that those He calls, He equips. I praise Him for such high caliber instructors and staff of the program – Spirit-filled men and women who love the Lord and who are being used mightily by Him. This is more than a program, it is, as the Apostle Paul wrote, “for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Eph 4:12 NKJV). I trust that He will use us all for His purposes and plans for such a time as this. There was so much to learn, apply to one’s one life, and find useful as God outfits you for service. I shall always remember and continually refer back to those experiences. I shall always cherish new friendships with my classmates and the rekindling of prior associations. I encourage anyone who is either considering ministry or is in the process of preparing for ministry that enrollment in the CUBM/Christian Leadership Certificate Program be added to your to-do list.  
 – Rev. Richard W. Truss CLCP Class of 2012

Track One Studies:

  • Spiritual Formation for Preaching and Teaching 
  • Reaching the Next Generation for Christ 
  • How to Build an Effective Ministry Team 
  • Evangelism 
  • Urban Ministry
  • Basic Technology and Computers for Ministry

Track Two Studies:

  • New Testament Survey 
  • Finance/Administration
  • Music/ Worship/ Drama
  • Communications
  • Public Protocols
  • Counseling/ Marriage

Class Instructors:

  • Rev. Barbara Gunn 
  • Rev. Robert Young 
  • Dr. Sheila Hunt
  • Rev. Richard Wingfield 
  • Dr. John Stanko


Center for Urban Biblical Ministry at 
7418 Penn Avenue in Point Breeze


New schedule to come.

Registration and Fees

Application fee: $25 (nonrefundable)
$600 per term or $1200 total

To Register:

Print, complete, and sign each of these forms:

  1.  CLCP Statement of Faith
  2.  Pastoral Reference
  3.  Enrollment Application

Mail all three (3) documents along with application fee to: 
CUBM, 7418 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208