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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Pastoral Leadership

This holistic, one-year program equips a diverse cohort of proven and promising leaders with leadership skills that will ensure long-term effective ministry, spiritual depth, and personal integrity.

Beginning with an on-campus two-week intensive retreat in July, participants form culturally-diverse ecumenical peer groups to expand their leadership skills, deepen their theological and spiritual core, and explore ways to enhance their careers and communities. The program includes classes, peer group experiences, and theological reflection supported by a relationship with a spiritual coach provided by the program. Drawing pastoral leaders from a variety of contexts, the participants meet on campus for a summer intensive and two four-day intensives in the subsequent fall and winter. All other work continues through classroom, hybrid, and online courses designed to support peer reflection and community building, organization-based activities that support personal and professional goals throughout the year.

Upon completion of the program, participants earn a Post-Master’s Certificate in Pastoral Leadership and eighteen hours of graduate credit which may be transferred to our Doctor of Ministry program or other advanced degree programs.