Pastoral Ministry 

This course is a practical course in the everyday responsibilities of a local church pastor. Topics include, officiating weddings and funerals, how to do hospital visitations, pastoral counseling and much more.
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Experienced Voices
If experience is the best teacher, then we have some of the best teachers. Imagine decades of ministry experience packed into concise, engaging, video-based courses. That's what you can expect from a ChurchEd certification.
Trusted Content
Powered by The King's University, you can be confident ChurchEd instructors and content provide valuable ministry knowledge and training. Expect to be challenged, grow as a leader, and come away excited about your ministry!
Ministry Investment
A ChurchEd certification will make a significant impact on your ministry. It's more than a certification, it's an investment in personal, professional, and Spiritual growth. This is a great first step in your ministry training!

Marcus Brecheen

Pastoral Ministry Instructor
Marcus is the Executive Network Pastor at Gateway Church. He oversees both the Church Network and Resource Library of Gateway Church, where he provides leadership and resources to hundreds of pastors and church leaders. Before coming to Gateway, he received an MBA and pursued a career in the field of finance. After being called into ministry, Marcus received a Master’s degree in Theology and served as a senior pastor for eight years before joining the Gateway staff in 2002.

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