As part of an exclusive Sower Fellowship learning community, you’ll explore the distinctive needs and challenges within your field and enhance your effectiveness as a dynamic servant-leader. You’ll join Christian professionals, knowledgeable instructors, and respected guest experts to uncover expertise that infuses your vocation with significance and purpose.
Why is the Sower Fellowship the Best Option for You?
A growing selection of Concordia’s certificate programs can also be completed as Sower Fellowships. Certificates and Fellowships are both taught by dynamic expert instructors, comprise four 100% online graduate level courses, and apply 12 credit hours toward a master’s degree.
So, what makes a Sower Fellowship different from a certificate?
Distinctly for Christian Leaders: Fellowships offer a distinctive learning community developed for business leaders, educators, counselors, teachers, or any Christian professional.
Christ-Centered Coursework: Sower Fellowships equip educators and leaders with dynamic resources and networks to address a variety of opportunities and challenges. Every course is Christ-centered from a clear Christian perspective.
Networking & Support: Sower students join a group of fellow Christian professionals and find a community of relevant learning, support, networking, and spiritual growth.
Expert Mentorship: Instructors and guest professionals are highly regarded as experts and influential leaders in their fields and are chosen for their unique Christian perspectives and approaches to the opportunities and challenges faced by Christian leaders.
Relevant Education: Instructors, guest speakers and students all share similar experiences that reflect the realities of serving in Christian organizations; participants are provided with real-world examples and resources to address opportunities and challenges in the church and world.
Continuing Education: Students who complete a Sower Fellowship are invited to join guest expert sessions in future fellowship courses of interest. As the network of Sower Fellowships grows, each individual's professional growth opportunities expand.
I walked away with so many tools in my toolbelt to support our students at St. John’s, but also tools that I can utilize in my day-to-day life to make sure that I am taking care of myself, as well.
Learn more about our programs at one of our next information sessions.
You may register for an information session by clicking "RSVP" next to your desired date and time.
Information sessions run approximately 20 minutes. During these meetings, we will discuss the program formats, application process, financial aid, payment plans and questions that you may have.
Current Sower Fellowships
Advancement for Christian SchoolsCultivate the Identity & Influence for the Christian School You Serve
The knowledge and experience you’ll gain with an education from Concordia University creates invaluable opportunities for comprehensive growth and development of your school organization. By earning an Advancement for Christian Schools Certificate, you’ll learn the importance and impact of Christian school identity and advancement, and how best practices, growth planning, funding methods and marketing strategies successfully combine to inform and strengthen the advancement of Christian schools.
Futures & Innovation in Christian EducationEnhance Your Leadership in Mission-Minded Innovation
When you join the exclusive Futures & Innovation in Christian Education Sower Fellowship, you’ll explore new knowledge, strategies, and resources to equip you in responding to the opportunities and challenges of Christian education in today’s world. Connect with like-minded professionals to learn new knowledge and skills in developing a truly distinctive, high-impact, and mission-aligned Christian school.
Trauma and ResilienceDevelop Trusting Relationships & Learning Environments for All Children
By earning a Trauma and Resilience Certificate, you’ll be equipped to teach and lead with trauma-informed approaches that support prevention, resilience, and recovery among your students. You’ll develop a fundamental understanding of the impact trauma and stress have on learning; the social, emotional, and physical development of students; and the role resilience plays in creating positive future health outcomes.
Webinar: Faithful & Flourishing Futures & Mission-Minded Innovation in Christian Education
Sower Fellowship: Goals
As a Sower Fellow, you can expect to:
Gain inspiration and timely knowledge through connections with various Christian education subject experts and thought leaders.
Develop the strategies, skills, and techniques to enhance your effectiveness as a leader in mission-minded innovation.
Learn timely and relevant knowledge that will make an impact in your school immediately.
Earn 12 hours of graduate-level credit that is transferable to a full master's degree and applicable to most pay scale advancements.
Develop a network of educational leaders and learn how you can leverage that network as thought partners, experts, confidants, and mentors.
Equip yourself to be the transformational leader your organization needs.