The Practice of Holistic Ministry

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Learn the developmental phases and characteristics essential to building your organization’s holistic ministry initiatives in this 8-week mini-course. You’ll explore principles you can use right away to help your organization develop more effective holistic ministries.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify the characteristics of effective holistic ministry organizations
  • Understand the stages of developing an organization that does effective holistic ministry
  • Create a plan for increasing the effectiveness of their organization’s holistic ministry

Your Instructor

Wade Copland

Wade Copland pastors a C&MA church replant in Camp Hill, PA, desiring to bring holistic ministry principles to the local church. He earned a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies from Simpson University and an M.A. in Global Leadership from Crown College. Wade and his wife founded a ministry mobilizing Christians for intercultural ministry with Somali refugees and then served with World Challenge as Director of Development Programs, North America.


This course is Part 3 of 3 in the Holistic Ministry Certificate series. By completing this and the other two courses in this series with a demonstrated 80% proficiency, you are eligible to apply your Certificate of Completion for 3 academic credits in a graduate degree at Crown College.

You can register for ANY course in this series; they do not need to be taken consecutively.

Holistic Ministry Part 1

Foundations of Holistic Ministry

Examine major paradigms for holistic ministry and put your learning into action with a project you can apply directly to your context.

In Progress


  • Sider, R., Olson, P. & Unruh, H.R. (2002). Churches that make a difference: Reaching your community with good news and good works. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. [ISBN: 978-0878085415] 

Kindle and paperback versions of the text are available through Amazon.

Additional readings are provided in the course.


Course Syllabus

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