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OBJECTIVES: This program is designed for those who want to serve in areas of institutional leadership. The focus is on leadership principles for work in non-profit organizations, churches, or global work contexts. This certificate is delivered at the undergraduate level over two semesters. It aims to provide wholistic preparation for leadership opportunities in organizational administration.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this 1 year program the student shall be able to:

  1. demonstrate development of a thoughtful personal philosophy of service which is cognizant of contemporary culture and a Christian worldview;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of a Christian view of service and the need for practical, theoretical and effective administrative skill in managing organizations;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the aspects of vocational Christian service whether in the church or in non-profit, charitable institutions;
  4. demonstrate a basic level of competence in leadership, interpersonal and communication skills expected of administrators;
  5. demonstrate an understanding of institutional management systems, mission statement, strategy formation, planning, principles of governance, human resource issues and financial matters;
  6. demonstrate Christian character, integrity and spiritual gifting for administrative leadership.

The NFPL Certificate requires 30 credits of coursework (10 courses):


Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
NFPL 101 Intro to Administrative Leadership 3 BUSI 111 Business Foundations OR if taken, Open Elective 3
RELS 334 Leadership Development OR if taken, Open Elective 3 NFPL 202 Organizational Planning 3
NFPL 301 Fund Development & Financial Management 3 NFPL 302 Human Resource Management 3
Bible Elective 3 NFPL 402 Business as Mission 3
Theology Elective 3 Theology Elective 3
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Note: Students who hold an accredited BA degree may apply to take 3 of the Pentecostal Studies courses at the graduate study level as their electives. i.e.,

  • THEO 504 Canadian Pentecostal History
  • THEO 505 Pastoral Theology OR
  • THEO 505 Pentecostal Preaching in a Post-Christian Culture

If you have any questions about programs here at Summit Pacific College, please contact Nathan (604) 851-7222 or Courtney 604-851-7224 (Toll Free 1.800.976.8388) or contact us through our Information Request Form.

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