Certificate Programs from the New York School of Ministry
Supply Preacher Certificate Program is in progress now. The program, which runs from September to June and is entirely webconferenced, is designed for lay people who want to learn how to preach and lead worship well, so that they can act as supply preachers (able to fill in when ministers are ill or away) in their congregations or in their associations. This program does not prepare persons for any form of authorized ministry.
Click here for a pdf with a full description of the program.
A graduate of the Supply Preacher Certificate Program shares her experience on Vimeo.
The Christian Studies Program is for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith. Read more about the program.
Sherry Cousins, celebrating her graduation from
the Christian Studies program, with her mentor
Rev. Sue Forsyth.
To apply for either the Christian Studies Program or the Christian Leadership Program click here.
The Advanced Christian Leadership Program is for those preparing for commissioned ministry. Read more about the program.
The Ministry of Word & Sacrament Program is for those preparing for ordained ministry. Read more about the program.
Many of these programs have Supervised Ministry as part of the requirement. Read more about Supervised Ministry.
Rev. Becky West was ordained on May 21, 2017.
(from left) Rev. Brenda McCutcheon - second grad
of the W&S Program, Craig Wilson, participant
in the W&S program, Becky, Rev. Dr. Marjorie
Purnine, and Rev. Marna Pritchard, first grad
from the Word & Sacrament Program.