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Certificate in Theology and Ministry

February 2014 - October 2014
Princeton Theological Seminary
Continuing Education

“Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12:2ff)  

The 2014 Certificate in Theology and Ministry cohort is full. We are no longer accepting applications at this time.  More information about the 2015 program will be available here in September, 2014.

Overview

Student on computer Princeton Theological Seminary’s department of Continuing Education is pleased to announce the “Certificate in Theology and Ministry,” a six-part series of online courses taught by PTS professors in 2014

The certificate is intended for ministerial or personal enrichment and is not credit-bearing. Students who complete all the requirements will be awarded a frame-worthy “Certificate in Theology and Ministry,” carrying six Continuing Education Units from the department of Continuing Education.

Each course will meet weekly online on Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM. In most cases, courses will last for five weeks, with a total o f 10 hours of live instruction and discussion. All students will have 24 - hour access to the certificate website, which will include archived recordings of the class sessions, digital versions of the assigned readings, a discussion forum moderated by the teaching assistant (a Ph.D. candidate), related multimedia content, and the ability to submit assignments, check on one’s progress, etc.

Apply for this certificate if you can commit to the entire year-long course of study and are:

  • An ordained or lay pastor without a seminary degree
  • Considering a call to full-time ministry or applying to a seminary
  • A Director of Christian Education, Care Giving, Youth Ministry, or Music
  • An ordained or lay elder, deacon, or clerk of session
  • A Sunday School teacher, active church volunteer, or lay leader

Schedule

February
Dennis Olson, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology
The Old Testament

March
Ellen Charry, Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Systematic Theology
Introduction to Theology

June
Lisa Bowens, Instructor of New Testament
The New Testament

July
RECENTLY CONFIRMED:
Geddes Hanson, Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Congregational Ministry Emeritus
Congregational Leadership: It's a Thinker's Ministry

September
Rick Osmer, Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education
Evangelism in the Mainline Church

October
Paul E. Rorem, Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Medieval Church History
Spiritual Practices

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Registration Fee

The registration fee to participate online is $485. The fee covers all six courses and must be received by Princeton Theological Seminary on or before January 15, 2014.

Registration is subject the Seminary’s Registration and Cancellation Policy. Students will also be responsible for purchasing about one book per course. Other readings will be provided at no additional cost.

The 2014 Certificate in Theology and Ministry cohort is full. We are no longer accepting applications at this time. More information about the 2015 program will be available here in September, 2014.