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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Introduction to Worship Leadership and Liturgical Practices

  • April 10 – May 15, 2021
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction
  • Classes held on Zoom from 10am-Noon April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 15
  • May 6 class will be held on Zoom from 6-8pm
  • 2.5 CEUs
  • Just $325
  • Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma


This class prepares worship leaders to plan, prepare, and practice congregational worship, rites, and rituals. Particular attention will be paid to baptisms, weddings, and funerals/memorial services. Students will be asked to articulate their own self-understanding of the pastoral role in relation to these practices.

To Apply:

Complete this form and email it to

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.