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New York School of Ministry

The New York School of Ministry (NYSOM) is designed to deepen the knowledge, skills, and spiritual life of all who participate.

We offer a variety of webconferenced courses, where participants interact with their instructors in real time and are in conversation with peers “face to face” from their home computers. We sponsor two 24-hour learning events at retreat centers in New York each year.

These opportunities are open to everyone who is interested. Everyone is welcome. 

You might be active in your congregation or not; you might be UCC or not; you might be seeking continuing education or just looking to grow in a new direction.

In addition to courses and learning events, we offer certificate programs, which prepare individuals for supply preaching, or for licensed, commissioned, or ordained ministry.


To find out more about our Learning Events, click here

To find out more about our courses, click here

Ned Holderby and his mentor

Ned Holderby with his mentor as he receives the Christian Leadership Certificate

To find out more about our certificate programs, click here


For a copy of the Marks of Faithful and Effective Ministers from the UCC, click here


Rebecca West


“The Word and Sacrament

 program has given me the knowledge

and confidence to respond with joy to my call to ministry.

The professors are excellent, without exception, and

the community built by the students is a continuous source

of support and friendship. I feel blessed

to have been in the right place at the right time to participate in Word and Sacrament.”

                                                                                                                        Becky West (Becky was ordained on May 21, 2017)


Summer Update 2017

Fall Update 2016

Summer Update 2016

Winter Update 2016

Fall Update 2015

Summer Update 2015

Winter Update 2015


Supply Preacher Certificate Program from New York UCC on Vimeo.

A graduate of the program shares her experience.

5575 Thompson Rd. • DeWitt, NY 13214 • 315-446-3073 • Fax: 315-446-3076 •