Hi all, Been a few years since I posted here, but let me give you an update and ask some advice. I finished my PHD in theology a few years ago, and now pastor a church that has a non profit attached to it that does community development work in our urban, city center context. I found myself needing to gain more knowledge on the non profit side of management and have been looking at some programs. I majored in business economics in my undergrad degree and so I am not unfamiliar with management, but just needing to learn non profit styles of strategy and management. So, here is my question: given my background already (with PhD in theology and undergrad in Econ), should I go for a certificate in non profit management or a full MBA with non profit focus? Both programs are available to me online in my state (LA), and because I am a member of the national guard, I am do both programs rather cheaply. I am in my career as a pastor and leader of the non profit, don't really see myself as moving upward to other non profits because I want to stay in ministry, and don't want to leave family to pursue residential classes. Is pursuing an MBA really worth all the work, or would just a certificate suffice? But if the program for the MBA is nearly free, I don't want to waste the work if it will pay off later for something more. Thanks for any advice!