3E is partnering with the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation to offer Best Skills Best Churches.  Best Skills Best Churches, offered online, is a graduate/executive level certificate program designed to advance rostered ministers’ and lay leaders’ knowledge and skills for effective management of congregations and ministries.


Best Skills Best Churches will cover:

  • Volunteers in Service
  • Legal Aspects of Governance
  • Effective Communication and Handling Conflict
  • Marketing and Community Presence
  • Financial Management for Effective Service
  • Fundraising Aspects of Stewardship.   

Best Skills Best Churches will meet from 6:30 – 9:30 pm (except in December from 5:30 – 8:30 pm) on the following dates:

  • July 12 & 14
  • August 2 & 4
  • September 6 & 8
  • October 4 & 6
  • November 1 & 3
  • December 6 & 8

While the cost for each participant is $875, the 3E grant will provide each participant a $725 scholarship so that the total cost for the entire course for you is only $150.

To enroll in Best Skills Best Churches, visit https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=681985&.  You will be directed to a Rocky Mountain Synod Tithely link to make arrangements for your payment.

For further information, contact Pastor Michael Tassler, 3E Program Director, at mtassler@rmselca.org.