Seeking UMC certification?
The "What It Means to be United Methodist" course is available online now.
NOTE: This is the United Methodist Polity course and the one you will need to be a United Methodist Certified Church Business Administrator.

The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA), hosted by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), is held in Nashville, TN each year in June. Formerly called the National Institute on Church Finance and Administration, the ACBA delivers the high quality education and certification program that church business administrators have come to expect.

Through the ACBA, church administrators receive all the necessary in-classroom training to obtain their designation as a Certified Church Administrator (CCA) through The Church Network. United Methodist participants will also meet the requirements to obtain the additional designation as a Certified United Methodist Church Administrator (CUMCA).

As a United Methodist affiliated program, the courses will be hosted by GCFA in their offices. Six of the general boards and agencies of The United Methodist Church are located in Nashville making resources and staff of the various organizations easily accessible.

Rev. Dr. Bob Winstead, Director of the ACBA, has an 8-year history as the director of the former National Institute on Church Finance and Administration (NICFA) program and over 20 years affiliated with the program. GCFA is excited that Dr. Winstead continues to be part of the program to work with participants in their classes, but also to guide and direct capstone projects for those seeking certification.


Policy for UM Certification

Course Agenda for 2018 

Registration is now open for the 2018 certification class,