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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Oct. 14 – Nov. 16, 2021

Money and Ministry: A Theology for Congregational Leaders

  • One Thursday 10/14, five Tuesdays Oct. 19 – Nov. 16
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction
  • Classes held on Zoom from 7:00-8:30pm ET
  • $325 ($300 for returning students); 2.5 CEU credits
  • Instructor: Mike Little, Faith and Money Network
  • Deadline to register was October 8, 2021

Details

This class will equip pastors and lay leaders to: explore the biblical, personal, and cultural dimensions of our relationship to money; shift the money conversation from a place of fear, self-interest and fault to one of gifts, generosity, and abundance; reflect theologically on the place of money in the Realm of God; examine the power of money in our lives and its impact on our churches and the people we lead; and narrate a congregational budget to communicate missional priorities.

Register by submitting payment online: https://www.lancasterseminary.edu/about/business-office/

On the payment form, click Payment Type “Other” and enter: “PAM: Money & Ministry” in the comment field.

Questions? Email PAM Director Darryl Stephens at pam@lancasterseminary.edu

Jan. 6 – Feb. 10, 2022

Introduction to Pastoral Care

  • Thursdays Jan. 6 – Feb. 10
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction
  • Classes held on Zoom from 6:30-8:00pm ET
  • $325; 2.5 CEU credits
  • Instructor: Rev. Dr. Butch Kuykendall
  • Deadline to register is December 21, 2021

Details

This class provides an introduction to pastoral care with attention to trauma histories, healthy boundaries, self-care, and social justice. You will be introduced to pastoral care practices in a variety of settings, including organizing caring ministries within the congregation, and attend to particular circumstances of ministry, such as loss and grief, illness, marriage, and family. Learning activities include use of role play and analysis of case studies.

Register by submitting payment online: https://www.lancasterseminary.edu/about/business-office/

On the payment form, click Payment Type “Other” and enter: “PAM: Intro to Pastoral Care” in the comment field.

Questions? Email PAM Director Darryl Stephens at pam@lancasterseminary.edu

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

Benefits

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

Details

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

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Personal statement

Apply

To apply, complete this form and email it to admissions@lancasterseminary.edu 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

Questions?

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

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

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