Certificate in Church Planting (CCP)

Contact: churchplanting@united.edu

United Theological Seminary’s Certificate in Church Planting (CCP) is ideal for pastors, church leaders and lay people involved in the leadership and ministry of a church plant. In two online courses, this non-degree certificate program will provide the foundations for successfully starting a church plant — from how to launch a church to how to build systems for growth and discipleship within a new church.

Online courses are offered in the fall semester (September–December) and spring semester. The spring course will center on the Rooted Conference, a learning and networking event for church planters that takes place annually in March.

Participants seeking non-degree certification will receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the two courses. Register below.


These courses are also open to new and returning United students who want to receive masters-level credit (6 hours total) toward their degree program. Please register through the United Student Portal to receive academic credit. If you need assistance, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Rooted March 14&15 2017 (1)
About The ROOTED Conference:
ROOTED is designed for those who call themselves Jesus followers. This learning and networking event is the perfect opportunity for moving past theory to practice for pastors, church planters, individuals and teams of lay people who desire to plant, nurture, innovate and ignite missional movements.

Who attends ROOTED?

  • Church planters and teams who desire innovation in the church planting process
  • Pastors who seek to engage their churches and communities
  • Lay people who are passionate about the work of the local church