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New York School of Ministry

Rev. Dr. Mark Lawson teaching for NYSOMThe New York School of Ministry (NYSOM)  is designed to deepen the knowledge, skills, and spiritual life of all who participate.

The New York School of Ministry offers 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 offer our 12 core courses (the ones required for the Christian Leadership Program) on a three year rotation. We sponsor two learning events each year: a 24-hour event at a retreat center in the fall and a day long web-conferenced event in the winter.

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.

IMG 3790In addition to courses and learning events, we offer certificate programs, which prepare individuals for supply preaching, or for licensed, commissioned, or ordained ministry.



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

To find out more about our Learning Events, click here

To find out more about our courses, click here

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

For our educational and formational path toward ordination, click here 

A graduate of the program shares her experience.

Rev. Mary Larson 2.11.18

Mary Larson is the fifth graduate of the Word & Sacrament Program. She was ordained on February 11, 2018.

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