PLI Winter 2016 (December-January-February)

New LOWER tuition effective March 1. Whether pursuing MC credentials or improving your serve, meeting prescribed educational requirements or selectively cherry-picking, PLI courses could provide just what you’re looking for! All courses include weekly two-hour, online chats as well as required reading, assigned writing, and hands-on projects. Registration deadline is Sunday, November 6, 2016. Click […]

New LOWER tuition effective March 1.

Whether pursuing MC credentials or improving your serve, meeting prescribed educational requirements or selectively cherry-picking, PLI courses could provide just what you’re looking for! All courses include weekly two-hour, online chats as well as required reading, assigned writing, and hands-on projects.

Registration deadline is Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Click here to enroll or contact PLIadmin@mcusa.org for more details.


Level One

PL251: Homiletics

Tuition: $200
eProf: Steve Ganger, MA
Thursdays, 8:00pm Eastern

Skeptical about the possibility that an online course can actually teach students to preach? With the wonders of technology (can you say “YouTube”?) students can even view and critique each others’ sermons. Some eProfs claim this is their favorite class to teach, and students admit this class challenged them to think outside the box to communicate biblical truth. Besides the fundamentals, students explore the practical aspects of preparing and delivering an expositional sermon; integrating unforgettable storytelling into the sermon; collecting, filing, and using illustrations effectively; and developing cultural sensitivity to today’s postmodern world.
PL271: Fundamentals of Christian Leadership
Tuition: $200
eProf: Allen Tyndall, MEd, MDIv, DMin
Mondays, 8:00pm Eastern

This course explores the principles of Christian leadership that create the underpinnings of every successful local church. Students examine leadership principles from a Biblical basis and learn to apply those principles to specific local church situations so that they become adept at exercising active leadership. One student said of this course, “The textbook knowledge came alive by applying it to ministry. After every chat session, I was so pumped I wanted to go out (at 11:00pm) and change the world right on the spot!”
PL531: Biblical Theology

Tuition: $200
eProf: Jim Carder, MA, PhD
Tuesdays, 8:00pm Eastern

This course introduces the content, discipline, and practical application of biblical theology so foundational for a biblical worldview, practical ministry, and systematic theology. The theology of the entire Bible is considered as well as many of the major themes from Genesis through Revelation emphasizing how the two testaments connect to produce one unified “Big Picture” view.


Level Two

PL351: Teaching Methods & Christian Education Administration
Tuition: $200
eProf: John Oelze, MDiv, MA
Mondays, 8:00pm Eastern

Covering issues related to developing a church-wide spiritual formation track, this course zeroes in on developing relevant avenues for spiritual growth and critiquing contemporary communicators to aid in fostering one’s skills for effective, relevant teaching and leadership in the local church setting.


Audit any course for just $100
No grade or credit, submission of assignments not required, participate as much or little as desired.