Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM) is planning a series of non-credit courses, each to earn a certificate of accomplishment, in fulfillment of that part of it mission statement to “educate urban students in southwestern Pennsylvania for effective service in their local communities through … other learning experiences in a Christian community where meaningful relationships with others of diverse backgrounds are encouraged.” These certificate programs will not carry academic credit and are provided by CUBM, not by Geneva College at CUBM.

These certificate programs may vary in length from a single session to a maximum of six sessions. The subject matter must relate in some significant way to the vision of CUBM “to equip students to further the kingdom of Christ, transform society for the glory of God and foster meaningful relationship with others of diverse backgrounds.” They must, therefore, incorporate a Christian approach to the subject area; other than that, they may encompass a wide variety of subjects. Some possible subjects might include, but not be limited to, the financial management of churches and other non-profit ministries, principles of leadership to enhance ministry opportunities, societal issues for which a Christian approach would be helpful, parenting skills, wholesome biblically-based identity development, etc.

Please submit proposals by email to: with the following information:

1. Name and qualifications of the presenter (attach one-page resume if desired)

2. Title for the program, followed by a paragraph description of the subject matter (about 200 words)

3. Number of sessions, with times and days preferred (e.g. one Saturday from 9 to 12, or Friday evenings from 7 to 8 for two weeks, or Friday afternoons from 2 to 3 for three weeks, etc.)

4. Preferred location, including any visual or computer assistance

5. Minimum and maximum number of students

6. Amount of honorarium requested

Proposal should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than December 1, 2013.

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by a committee at CUBM to determine feasibility and when it might be best be offered.

All proposals will be handled in confidence but will become the property of CUBM if offered.