Church Administration 2:
Strategic Management for Churces (Coming Soon)


Rae Cho


4 weeks




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Course Description

(LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 2023) This four-week course explains the importance of a theological approach to strategic management and why christian stewardship matters for your church. The course will help you develop theological goals for strategic management, show you how to conduct a mission/vision audit, create church metrics, and conduct an assessment of your church culture.

The course draws on appropriate management excellence and know-how to serve as a tool for achieving theological goals. You will learn how to utilize management principles and techniques to make your church a more faithful church, rather than turning it into a secular enterprise.

This course is designed so that it can be taken by a single individual or with multiple members of your church leadership team. We suggest that you use this course as an opportunity to strengthen your church’s foundational theology and practice of strategic management with your leadership team as a whole.

The majority of the course activities will utilize a workbook that will allow you to reflect on your stewardship of strategic administration. Our hope is for you to walk away from this course with a clear plan for establishing or modifying the strategic management for your church.

If you are a Duke alum with a degree from Duke University, you can take this course for free. You will need a Duke OneLink account, and then you will need to log into the Coursera for Duke Alumni portal.

If you do not already have a OneLink account, use these instructions to register for an account. Please note that after submitting the required information on the OneLink site, you will be emailed a link to complete the process, which expires after 7 days. Please be prompt in visiting that link so you can finish creating your OneLink account within that time frame, or you will have to start over.

Once you have a OneLink account, you can visit the Coursera for Duke Alumni portal. You will log in with your OneLink credentials, and then you will be able to search at the top of the page for this course. Once you select the course, select the button that says Enroll for Free.

If you encounter questions, please visit the Coursera for Duke website and use the instructions provided there to ask for help.


Rae Cho

Rae Cho earned Th.D. and M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He teaches classes on theology and practice of Christian leadership and administration and Asian American theology. He served as the church administration head at an Asian American church in Silicon Valley while working at a management consulting firm and then a high-tech startup, and he has provided consultation to churches on church administration. He also holds M.S. and B.S. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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