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.

Courses are available for either non-degree credit (Continuing Education Units) for students in the certificate program or for masters-level credit (6 hours total) for masters students in a degree program who desire to focus on Church Planting.


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