Ministry Development Certificate Program

Designed to help Cowboy Church Leaders increase their Biblical Knowledge and Understanding

A Bible that is not studied carefully cannot be followed carefully.

John MacArthur

Opening Cohort Weekends 2024
Fall – September 6 & 7 – Stephenville, Texas (Cowboy Church of Erath County)

Closing Cohort Weekends 2024
Spring – December 6 & 7 – Stephenville, Texas (Cowboy Church of Erath County)

Registration Deadline: August 19, 2024 (to avoid $50 late fee)

Sign Up for Fall Classes Coming Soon!

What is MDCP?

The AFCC is offering a 3-year Ministry Development Certificate Program geared towards greatly enhancing the theological breadth, depth and competency of those who are called by God to be spiritual leaders in the cowboy church community.

Who Can Take the Courses?

Courses will be offered to Cowboy Church Leaders who have limited theological education or training.

  • Senior Pastors
  • Co-Pastors
  • Assistant Pastors
  • Lay Pastors
  • Team Leaders
  • Elders
  • Teachers
  • Ministry Staff
  • Other Ministers in the AFCC

How Much Does it Cost?

$200 per course or $800 per year. Total cost of $2400 for all 3 years*.

*AFCC Pastors, Ministry Staff and spouses will receive a $200 credit after completing all four courses in Year 1: Foundations. This credit will go towards the first course in Year 2: Advanced.

Courses Offered

Year 1:

  • How We Got Our Bible
  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Hands on Ministry Toolbox

Year 2:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Ecclesiology
  • Worldviews Infiltrating Your Church
  • Current Issues Facing the 21st-Century Church

Year 3:
Advanced Intensive

  • Christianity vs Atheism & Creationism vs Evolutionism
  • Politics and the Church & Christian Ethics
  • Great Leaders
  • Biblical Servant Leadership

Qualified Instructors Needed

This is an opportunity to serve and help develop disciples who look upon ministry as an adventure in excellence with God. Please contact us to find out if you qualify.

Contact Us for Details

If you are a church leader and interested in completing the 3-Year MDCP or would like to be an instructor, please contact James “Mac” McLeod.
Phone: 903-249-2701

Lead Team Members

  • James “Mac” McLeod, Director. Powderly, TX.
  • Werth Mayes, Asst. Director. Stephenville, TX.