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Registration open; course begins Aug 23, 2010.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

An introduction to the history of the urban mission movement. The course begins with the early efforts of evangelicals in the nineteenth century and concludes with an up-to-date look at urban missions today.

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Costs listed are in addition to the tuition and digital media fee for this course.)

Salvation in the Slums: Evangelical Social Work, Norris Magnuson $30.00
Women Who Changed the Heart of the City (Study Guide) $5.00
Women Who Changed the Heart of the City, Delores Burger $11.00


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Price: $500.00

Registration open; course begins Aug. 23.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

Two essential issues are covered - the mechanics of non-profit accounting and the necessity of financial accountability. The outcome of this course is the development of an accounting policy manual for a nonprofit organization.

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Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers $32.00


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Price: $500.00

This course begins August 23.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

An exploration of the four tasks of successful management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. It includes an introduction to utilizing a comprehensive planning process as a workable system for the developing and monitoring the success of a nonprofit organization's program.

Course Materials (Costs listed are in addition to the tuition and digital media fee for this course.)

Managing the Nonprofit Organization, Peter Drucker Harper

The Making of a Leader - by Dr. J. Clinton, NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO, 1991

Three Dimensions of Leadership, Olan Hendrix

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Price: $500.00

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

This course begins August 23.

A study of effective strategies for working with addicts in a live-in setting which includes topics such as ethics and policies, multicultural sensitivity, and a general knowledge of addiction and the twelve core functions of counseling of addiction counseling.

Course Materials
(Costs listed are in addition to the tuition and digital media fee for this course.)

God is for the Alcoholic - Jerry Dunn, Moody Press
Guide to Effective Rescue Mission Recovery Programs - Michael Liimatta, AGRM, 1990 (This book is being provided as an online documents in this course. So no purchase necessary of the book.)

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Price: $500.00

This course begins on Aug. 23.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

This course serves as an overview of the professional practices that counselors utilize in their treatment of clients with substance use and abuse issues.While many students want to jump right to the “counseling” stage, several steps must be performed, including screening, assessment, and treatment planning, before “counseling” can even begin.Students will learn to implement various ways to begin and maintain the therapeutic alliance between them and their clients. They will also learn to select and implement various screening and comprehensive assessment instruments that will be sensitive to the client’s needs and will best determine client pathology and severity of addictions. Students will also be able to summarize findings from the implementation of the screening and assessment instruments into a narrative format. Lastly, students will understand how to plan the proper course of treatment for individual clients which includes identifying and defining the client’s problems and devising goals, objectives, and interventions to help return the client to normal functioning.

Estimated Cost of Course Materials (Costs listed are in addition to the tuition and digital media fee for this course.)Textbooks:

Perkinson, R. R. (2008). Chemical dependency counseling: A practical guide (3rd.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. Estimated Book Cost: new $80.95 and old $44.99

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Price: $500.00

Registration open; course begins June 1.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

Principles of operating a not-for-profit organization, including the development and purposes of the organizing documents, the reporting requirements for maintaining an organization's non-profit status, the functions of the Board of Directors, and the relationship between the Chief Executive and the Board.


Course Materials & Tuition (Costs listed are in addition to the tuition and digital media fee for this course.)

Board Team Handbook, Cain Consulting Group, 2002 $25.00
Called to Serve by Mark Fisher $12.00 (contact AGRM 800-624-5156)
Nonprofit Board Answer Book $35.00


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Price: $500.00

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If Jesus Were Mayor $15.00
The Urban Christian: Effective Ministry in Today's World $15.00


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Registration open; course begins May 31.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

This course examines the role and theory of lay counseling as it applies to urban ministry settings. The coursework guides the learner into increased awareness, knowledge, and skill in interacting with multicultural and diverse populations. Counselor attributes, cultural sensitivity, and the concept of contextualized counseling will be explored. This course also focuses on client assessment, and approaches to addressing problems common to distressed urban dwellers seeking counseling.

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Healing for the City $30.00


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Price: $500.00

Registration open; course begins May 31.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

This course is designed for the novice therapist, one who is a participant learner of the experience and dynamics of small groups. Students will begin to develop their abilities as group facilitators and potential therapists. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the aspects of forming, leading and evaluating groups as well as identify specific behaviors that are disruptive in group settings.

Course Materials & Tuition (Costs listed are in addition to the tuition and digital media fee for this course.)

Perkinson, R. R. (2002).Chemical dependency counseling: A practical guide (2nd ed.)Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Terence T. Gorski., (1995) Brief Strategic problem solving Group Therapy, Harold House Press.


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Price: $500.00

Registration open; course begins May 31.

($450 course fee, $50 digital media fee)

This course is designed as a holistic, Christ-centered introduction to a basic recognition, understanding, and response ability with clients who experience sexual addiction and its related issues of sexual abuse and sexual offending.After completing this course, students will have a basic ability to understand, work with, and implement interventions, boundaries, recovery support services and ministries for clients with sexual addiction issues.


Course Materials & Tuition (Costs listed are in addition to the tuition and digital media fee for this course.)

Laaser, Mark. Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Zondervan., 2004 $11.00


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Price: $500.00


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