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.

UPCOMING CLASSES

FINANCIAL BASICS CLASS SCHEDULE 

July 12–Aug. 16: Personal Finances for Ministers

Oct. 11–Nov. 15: Budgets and Spreadsheets as Tools for Ministry

MINISTERIAL INSTITUTE CLASS SCHEDULE

May 24–June 28: Personal & Spiritual Development

Aug. 23–Sept. 27: Ministerial Ethics & Professional Development

Learn more about our classes

Register for classes by making an online payment on the Business Office webpage, www.lancasterseminary.edu/about/business-office, and selecting "Other – PAM class" and make sure to include the name of the class for which you are registering.

May 24 – June 28

This is a Ministerial Institute class focused on spiritual disciplines, congregational systems, and vocational discernment.

Looking to understand yourself better?

Wondering how all the relationship dynamics work in a church?

Need some tools to make your ministry flourish?

This class will include honest self-reflection, analysis of congregational systems, and exploration of how your unique life experience influences your approach to ministry.

For reflection and analysis we will use case studies drawn from real-life church conflicts and personal scenarios. Come to gain insights and fresh perspective.

$325.

July 12 – August 16, 2022

  • Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm ET on Zoom
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction
  • $125 taken as a stand-alone class
  • Earn 2.5 CEU credits
  • Instructor: Lovett Weems, Jr.
  • REGISTER by making a payment: Go to the Business Office page, Pay Online, and select “Other – including PAM Class” and type in the name of this class.

In this class, you will learn skills for creating a budget; understanding credit and debt as strategic tools; clergy tax considerations; savvy consumerism; and planning for retirement and health expenses.

August 23 – September 27

  • Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm ET on Zoom
  • $325 for six weeks of online instruction
  • Earn 2.5 CEU credits
  • Instructor: Dr. Jessica Young Brown
  • REGISTER by making a payment: Go to the Business Office page, Pay Online, and select “Other – including PAM Class” and type in the name of this class.

This is a Ministerial Institute class focused on confidentiality, fiduciary duty, healthy boundaries, and self-care in ministry. $325.

October 11 – November 15, 2022

  • Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm ET on Zoom
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction
  • $125 taken as a stand-alone class
  • Earn 2.5 CEU credits
  • Instructor: Lovett Weems, Jr.
  • REGISTER by making a payment: Go to the Business Office page, Pay Online, and select “Other – including PAM Class”

In this class, you will learn practical skills for reading and creating a budget spreadsheet; using formulas, charts, and graphs; narrating mission through numbers; and making compelling budget presentations.


The Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary

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 as part of the Ministerial Institute

Admission Requirements for the Ministerial Institute

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Personal statement

Apply to the Ministerial Institute

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

Ministerial Institute 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.