Certificates offered online through the TEL Hawaii program provide recognition of achievement in general or focused areas of study.  If you wish to use a TEL certificate as part of a formal ministerial development plan, check with your denominational office first.  Because courses are not taught at graduate-level intensity, TEL courses do not count toward graduate-level academic credit (see Credit for exception/details).


2020-21 Course dates are as follows:

Saturday, September 12 and 26, 9am to 12 noon (HST)

Saturday, October 10 and 24, 9am to 12 noon (HST)

Saturday, November 7 and 21, 9am to 12 noon (HST)

Location: To Be Announced.



CTEL: Certificate of Theological Education for Leadership
CTEL Brochure   A broad program of theological, spiritual and practical ministry topics for lay and clergy leaders, representing a progressive Christian perspective.
[1 year, 13 courses] CGSB: Certificate of Gender, Sexuality & the Bible
CGSB Brochure   A substantive exploration of sexuality and gender from a progressive theological perspective.
[6 months, 6 courses]

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