How most classes work:
Ministry and Priesthood: Classes last between 6-8 weeks* in online learning only. All students progress together one week at a time. The class opens on Monday each week and all readings, discussions, and assignments are due on Sunday by 2 p.m. (CST). You can choose your own schedule to complete your work each week. A class facilitator will grade your work each Sunday. Certification is awarded for completion of three classes; Introduction to Priesthood Ministry, Introduction to Scripture, and one priesthood office-specific class.
Cost per class: $25.
*Exception: Children and Youth Worker Core Training: This class takes about 2 hours total to complete. Students can start anytime during the session, but you have 2 weeks from your start date to complete the class.
Christian Ministries Certificate: Classes are an 8-week blend of online learning with one live session each week. Students progress together one week at a time. One or two books are required before starting each class. Sessions open each Monday and end on Sunday afternoon. A live session lasting 1-1.5 hours is required each week. These classes are online versions of former MEADS classes.
Cost per class: $100 plus books.
Discernment Facilitation Certificate: This certificate includes six 8-week online courses with one scheduled live session per course during the first year. Live online sessions are offered every two months. During each course, there will be required readings, group discussions, and one praxis assignment. Year two includes peer-supported practicum groups that meet every two months for one year. Both the six courses and the practicum year are required for required for certification.
Cost per class: $100 (Community of Christ members receive a 50% discount)
(This cohort is currently underway – more enrollment information will appear here in the future)
Spiritual Formation and Companion Program Certificate: These courses will have limited enrollment through an application process (see link below). Classes are hybrid (in-person and online) three-year certificate program led by Community of Christ and hosted by the Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission. SFCP is designed as a formational experience for those who desire to learn more about spiritual formation and develop resources, gifts, and skills for spiritual companionship and leadership in their local contexts.
Plans underway now for October 2023 start. For more information and application process, please visit the Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program page on the Community of Christ website and click the “apply” button