ALC Courses: Faith-Based and Free!

Is your denominational certificate renewal sneaking up on you? The Adventist Learning Community (ALC) has you covered!

Professional Development December 27, 2018

Is your denominational certificate renewal sneaking up on you? Or perhaps you’re simply looking to learn more about a certain topic in education or ministry? The Adventist Learning Community (ALC) has you covered! Browse the course catalog to find something of interest, or search for topics such as curriculum or technology. Complete the self-paced video courses to earn free continuing education units. Here are some courses we recommend:

Coaching Distinctively Adventist Sports
Worth 0.5 CEUs, this course covers principles to “help the individual coach and the leaders at the school establish and clarify the mission and purpose for their interschool sports program (providing a firm foundation), and equip them to intentionally put those values into practice with their sports teams.”

Introduction to Adventist Robotics
In this 0.5 CEU course, learn about the First Robotics and First Lego League programs, hear firsthand accounts of the benefits of the program to students, discover the mission of Adventist Robotics, discover the First Curriculum, learn about gaining funding and volunteers, and receive instruction on how to register your program.

Elementary Encounter Adventist Curriculum
Complete this 1 CEU course to “understand the key ingredients of a spiritual growing environment. Identify pedagogical strategies that contribute to a classroom culture of thinking and learning. Understand the Transformational Planning Framework as a transformational teaching tool in the teaching of Bible. Incorporate thinking routines into Bible class in order to maximize mental engagement and authentic spiritual learning. Understand the importance of both content and process in teaching Bible. Understand and interpret the elements featured in a teaching unit. Describe how an understanding of biblical discipleship can inform a contemporary understanding of what it means to be a disciple. Become familiar with a range of strategies for differentiating the Adventist Encounter curriculum. Apply differentiation strategies in a single or multi-grade classroom in order to promote student growth. Develop a personal philosophy of Biblical assessment.”

Adventist Church History – Tell the World
This 1 CEU course “examines the beginnings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as described in the movie ‘Tell the World’. It highlights the major events that influenced our pioneers and shaped our early church. Emphasis is given to God’s leading and inspiration to the early pioneers in their earnest search for truth.”

Secondary Encounter Adventist Curriculum
Worth 0.5 CEUs, this course will “provide you with an overview of the big picture philosophy of this Bible curriculum, the overarching holistic goals for spiritual growth, the pedagogical framework of the curriculum, the role of assessment, how to plan and teach from an Encounter unit and the vital importance of teachers first abiding in Christ before they can bear fruit in their Bible classrooms.”

Spirit of Prophecy
“The purpose of this course is to give you the tools necessary to teach students and congregations about Ellen White, building confidence in her prophetic ministry as an agency leading to Jesus and His Word.” You will earn 2.0 CEUs.

Curriculum Mapping: Big Ideas and Essential Questions
The purpose of this 2.0 CEU course is to “examine how to effectively build high-quality instructional units. This course will help teacher teams at all levels intentionally align curriculum, instruction, and assessment.”

Implementing a 1 to 1 Device Program
In this 0.5 CEU course, you “will not only acquire the skills to lead out in or participate in the creation of a 1 to 1 device program, but you will also gain access to resources, documents and presentations that will help you along the way.”


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  • | June 10, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I would like to study for any free online pastoral courses for certificate. I would be appreciated if you could send to me for study.

    Thank you and God bless!

  • | September 11, 2020 at 12:20 am

    I want to work for the Lord as an evangelist. If there are any free online courses kindly send me the link.
    Looking forward to hear from you.

    • | September 15, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      Dear Frank, thank you for your comment. I’m checking for your other online courses, but for now, if you are interested you could start with the project

  • | August 23, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    I would like any free online course for minister of the SDA church. I want to be very active for Jesus especially to enhance the gift of prophesy I already have

  • | August 23, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I can be contacted at 8762186981. I’m very serious about these free programs. I’m hungry to work for Jesus an my father

  • | January 1, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    I would like to study for any free online pastoral courses for certificate. I would be appreciated if you could send to me for study.
    Thank you and God bless!

  • | January 1, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    my name is Coxson Promise lucky I have the call for pastoral work after my first degree in human physiology and now am an orphan no one to sponsor me. please i would like to study for any free online pastoral courses for certificate. I would be appreciated if you could send to me for study.
    Thank you and God bless!

  • | January 18, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Me gustaría información sobre especialización en Estudios Proféticos en línea. Bendiciones y muchas gracias,

  • | March 9, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Hi! Good morning. Thank you so much for your website. I was a Catholic, I’m just starting to grow as an Adventist, I love where my faith is right now, I am so impressed the way Adventists shelling the Holy Word of God, so I want to learn deeper. I would appreciate it if you could give me a free online guided bible study. Thank you so much.

    • | March 9, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      Of course, Wenna! It will be our pleasure. I’ll share your contact information with someone from our team to contact you. God bless you! 😉

  • | August 8, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I would like to study all of it with my children!

    • | August 22, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      The truth is important to every human being.

  • | August 22, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    I want to be acpuinted with truth and finish the work jehovah

  • | August 22, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    Sda courses are the best

  • | August 22, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    Doing it all for jehovah

  • | August 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    All needs this

  • | January 23, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    I want to work and win more souls for CHRIST

  • | February 7, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Hi, Good afternoon .
    My family and I were Pentecost Christians when I started secondary school my dad took me to Seventh day school in 1990 three years later in 1993 I decided to be baptised at a seventh day adventist church until now and forever in my life . So english is my second language .In Africa i worked with kids for one year, in 2007 I became a deaconess and in 2008 when people voted for leaders in our church again I was a Dorcas reader for the 15 women in Zambia . So even though my English is not that good I would like to work as an evangelist women to share and tell people how good God is. With it without an interpreter I know that I can help. Thank you

  • | February 18, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Start a course

  • | April 30, 2023 at 7:09 am

    I want to study this 2023..

  • | August 21, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    I am Asipeli, and am willing to learn about Educational Leadership.
    Please, if there are any courses available, I want to begin taking lessons on this particular field.

    Thank You.

    • | August 22, 2023 at 12:46 pm

      Hello Asipeli. On the Adventist Learning Community website, you may search for words or phrases. Another option is to select “Administrators and Staff” or “Teachers” as the audience and browse through the available courses. I found one that might be a good place to start. To take a course you will need to set up a free account if you have not already. Enjoy!
      Principals Instructional Leadership:

  • | November 11, 2023 at 5:18 am

    I need to study our doctrines to help witness for the truth

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