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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NEW OCTOBER 2020 CLASS

THEOLOGY I: Faith Seeking Understanding

  • 2.5 CEUs
  • First class will be held ONLINE on Saturday, October 3 from 1-3pm followed by five weeks of asynchronous online instruction
  • BONUS! Two extra synchronous classes will be held Wed., Oct. 21 and Wed., Nov. 4 from 6-7:30pm
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction from October 3 – November 12, 2020
  • Just $325
  • Instructor: The Rev. Holly MillerShank
  • Deadline to apply: Sept. 25

Details

The class provides an introduction to Christian theology, focusing on God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in relation to congregational leadership. We will examine the fundamental doctrines of Christianity, exploring what it means to think about God. As church and community leaders, we will examine the ways in which we articulate our own theological perspectives (and understand those of others) about God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as resources for congregational leadership.

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NEW JANUARY 2021 CLASS

THEOLOGY II: Leadership & Community

  • 2.5 CEUs
  • First class will be held ONLINE on Saturday, January 9 from 1-3pm followed by five weeks of asynchronous online instruction
  • BONUS! Two extra synchronous sessions will be held. Dates and times to be announced in December.
  • A total of six weeks of convenient online instruction from January 9 – February 18, 2021
  • Theology I is not required to take this class
  • Just $325
  • Instructor: The Rev. Holly MillerShank
  • Deadline to apply: Dec. 21

Details

This class provides an introduction to Christian theology, focusing on the human condition, Christian hope, the church, ministry and mission. Students may take this class without having taken Theology I.

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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.