Affordable, accessible nondegree classes

Our ecumenical nondegree classes are ideal for lay ministers, pastoral leaders, individuals in discernment, and laity serving Christian denominations and independent churches.

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Bivocational Ministry for Congregations and Pastors

  • Wednesday nights May 26 – June 30, 2021
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction
  • Classes held on Zoom from 7:00-8:30pm
  • 2.5 CEUs
  • $100 for CEU credits – or $50 to audit for no credit
  • Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Darryl W. Stephens


Generous grant funding allows us to offer this 2.5 CEU class for $100 per participant (or $50 to audit the class for no credit).

Is your congregation considering a part-time pastor? Are you considering a career in ministry alongside a secular job?

This class is appropriate for lay leaders and clergy alike. We will explore what it means to be bivocational in ministry. We will study the example of Paul as tentmaker and discuss challenges facing the church today. Students taking this class for CEUs will develop a covenant of expectations between congregation and pastor for successful ministry in a changing world.

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Ministry Job Search Toolkit: Bivocational and Beyond

Stay tuned for more details. Grant funding allows us to offer this 2.5 CEU class for $100 per participant (or $50 for auditors, no CEUs).

Affordable & Accessible

Nondegree classes are ideal for:

  • Lay Ministers already pastoring churches
  • Pastoral Leaders in part-time or bi-vocational ministries
  • Individuals in discernment
  • Laity serving Christian denominations and independent churches


In addition to outstanding, relevant classes, you will receive 2.5 Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion for each completed class.


  • Convenient online instruction
  • Each class provides six weeks of instruction
  • $325 per class

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Personal statement


To apply, complete this form and email it to or mail it to:

Lancaster Theological Seminary
Admissions Office
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Class Offerings Include:

  • Christian Theology
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Church History
  • Pastoral Care
  • Preaching & Worship
  • Denominational Polity
  • Religious Education
  • Spiritual & Personal Development
  • Church Administration
    • Adaptive Leadership
    • Innovation & New Models
    • Navigating Congregational Conflict & Crisis
    • Financial & Strategic Health


For more information about the classes, email Dr. Darryl Stephens, Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary,

For information about applying to the program, contact our Admissions Team at (717) 290-8741 or

Apply here and email the completed form to or send it by mail to Admissions Office, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 West James Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.