Certification

Students who stream all 12 sessions, attend our January retreat, and successfully complete all assignments will receive a certificate issued by the Metropolitan District of the C&MA.

Class Materials

EMPOWERone students are responsible for obtaining their own books.  All other supplemental materials will be provided by the program and distributed at or before class. 2023-2024 BOOK LIST

Class Assignments

Each Empower class has one assigned book and 2 written assignments ranging in length from 3-6 pages. Students are responsible to turn in every assignment on or before the due date.  All assignments must be submitted online through Google Classroom; students will receive access in the summer before classes begin.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is EMPOWER only for women in leadership positions?

  • No. EMPOWER is for ANY woman.
  • Many women are not sure what their gifts are; EMPOWER will help them see the whole picture.
  • Many women feel inadequate in their biblical + theological understanding; EMPOWER will provide them a strong foundation.
  • Many women feel uncomfortable and ill-equipped to lead; EMPOWER will relieve these fears and help women develop + strengthen their skills.
  • Many women feel isolated, and lack trusted confidantes; EMPOWER is a great avenue for networking and building community.
  • Many women feel insecure about their communication skills; EMPOWER will equip them with communication skills to deal with conflict.

2. How many hours will it take me to complete my homework assignments?

Each student’s pace varies in reading/processing and writing papers. Plan accordingly to complete your assignments.

3. Are the mentoring groups mandatory?

Yes. Mentoring groups meet from 4-6pm on EMPOWER Saturdays and are a mandatory component of the Program. Students are required to attend the entire mentoring group session and participate actively. Failure to do so result in ineligibility to earn the Certificate.

4. What if I have to miss a mentoring group?

You are allowed one excused absence from your mentoring group and can contact your lead mentor to set up a time to connect before the next Empower Saturday.

5. What if I want to withdraw from Empower?

The student is encouraged to consult directly with their mentor and mentor facilitator. Full payment is due by Dec. 1st, even when a student withdraws from the course.

6. What is the Refund Policy of Empower?

Because EMPOWER professors and operations are contracted, EMPOWER is unable to refund a student’s tuition payment once it has been submitted.

7. What if I did not finish Empower and would like to return and complete the program?

If a student is unable to complete EMPOWER, she is welcome to return and finish the course in the following year.

  • If a student previously paid for EMPOWER in full, the re-enrollment fee is $600.
  • If a student did not complete payment for EMPOWER, the remaining tuition balance must be paid, in addition to the $600 re-enrollment fee.
  • Re-Enrollment Form, details for re-enrollment requirements and procedures.

8. What is the tuition cost for EmpowerOne 2023-24

EmpowerOne 2023-24’s tuition is $1,200. There are payment plans for 4-month or 10-month options. A sponsor link will be made available for churches, families, and/or friends who would like to make donations to specific students. Early bird price is $1,000 until July 1, 2023.