Course Need: When clergy and lay leaders are called to specialized ministries they may
need to monetize a startup ministry or monetize a new aspect of an existing ministry.
Numerous discussions with clergy, lay leaders, members of the community and faith based
organizations identified the need for a course that encourages ministers to adopt an
entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurial ministers are only limited by their creativity so should
be encouraged to pursue whatever godly vision The Lord drops in their spirit.
Course Objective/Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an
opportunity to explore various entrepreneurial endeavors. It’s only as entrepreneurs that
ministers (1) have no ceiling on their income (2) are able to establish their own schedules (3)
can serve as a model for others in ministry or in the community. Participants will then consider
how an entrepreneurial venture will fit into the structure of their respective (or proposed)
CEUs to be awarded 1.1