What We Do

What we do: Church management education

Today, many church leaders are tasked with financial and organizational decisions for which they have little to no formal training. What we do at The Global Institute for Church Management (GICM) is help these leaders by sponsoring education in business management skills — helping priests, religious, and lay people become exemplary stewards of the Church’s material goods while giving testimony to the Gospel. 

We do this through our flagship Program of Church Management course in Rome as well as through The Shepherdship Courses offered to parish priests.

Who is this for?

Church Management education is for anyone who manages ecclesial resources in an economic or administrative capacity. Our programs support priests, religious, and lay people in learning the business skills they need to make their apostolates more effective, more financially sound, and aligned with the highest standards of accountability and transparency.

Building on the Program of Church Management developed by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, GICM programs equip Church leaders with key management, financial, and organizational skills they need to serve their dioceses and assure the highest standards in managing the Church’s material assets.

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How it works

The GICM draws on a wealth of expertise from participating universities and partner institutions to assure the level highest level of academic excellence. Students participate in classroom and online learning opportunities. Topics are relevant to daily pastoral ministry and the participation of priests and other persons dedicated to the Church’s service ensures the immediate application to the practical needs of the parish, the diocese, the religious order or other Christian organizations.

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