Certification Centers

CCA certification is available at four different centers throughout the United States. You must complete 2 core modules of academic study through one or a combination of the approved training centers.  Certification dates vary from center to center. Please sign up early to ensure your enrollment. Contact information for each center is provided below.

TCN's Virtual Center

Registration for Module A 2024 is Open!



Online seminars will meet once a week for eight weeks in the spring (Core Module B) and eight weeks in the fall (Core Module A).

Core Module A: September 5, 2024 - October 24, 2024
 (These dates subject to change.)

Topics covered:
  • Strategic Planning Issues
  • Human Resources Issues – Legal
  • Human Resources Issues – Personnel
  • Communications Issues

Online seminars will be offered on Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

For details contact Peyton Johnson at peyton@thechurchnetwork.com or return to this site. 

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 4 at 12 PM Eastern Time.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: There is a $100 cancellation fee if request is received before the first class begins. Once classes begin, there is no refund.

The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA)

Dates for 2024

Module B - August 19-22

  • Tax & Legal Issues
  • Finances
  • Facilities

Module A - August 26-29
  • Communications 
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Optional day for core courses - August 23
  • Theology & Ethics
  • Self Care
  • Technology 1 & 2 

Click here for more details

Please e-mail Jodi Chadwell at jchadwell@gcfa.org with any questions.

The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA) sponsored by
The General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist

1908 Grand Ave.,
Nashville, TN 37212

Center Director:
Dr. Robert Winstead 
e-mail: bob@athensfirstumc.org