Christian Leadership Plus - Online Continuing Education for Clergy

These five-week classes are designed to inspire, engage, and sustain your ministry. The cost for each class is $150. If this is your first online class with UDTS you will also need to take an Introduction to Online Learning class which costs $75, please let us know if you need this class.

To register contact Lu LeConte: 563.589.3691 | E-mail:

Fall 2016 classes:

“Catechetical Preaching — Part I: The Lord's Prayer”
Dr. Timothy M. Slemmons, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship
September 13 – October 18

Faith—whether congregation or individual—is only as healthy as its roots in the Word, only as solid as the ground in which it abides and which in turn grasps and nourishes its roots. Among a handful of other catechetical priorities, the Lord's Prayer is one topic or focus of preaching that has taken many forms, and while historically, every pastor has felt the obligation to preach on it, today few preachers take the trouble, for it is easy to assume memorization and frequent use signals sufficient evidence of understanding. This course seeks to reclaim this core responsibility of the preaching life: preaching the Lord's Prayer, and remind pastors of its often overlooked potential. This is a great opportunity to enhance your preaching by interacting with other pastors and engaging in conversation with Dr. Slemmons.

“Beyond Cause and Effect: Conflict in the Congregation”
Dr. Sue LeFeber, Director of Field Education and Placement
October 26 – November 30

The causes of conflict in congregations are many and varied, but the impact on both members and ministry can be significant. This course will enable pastors and other church leaders to examine the factors in their congregations that encourage conflict and to develop effective and engaging solutions.  We will use our time together to share those ideas and help one another develop strategies for ministry that make a difference.

The cost of each course is only $150 per student.
To register, or for more information, contact Lu LeConte at 563.589.3691 or