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 video-conferenced 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 twelve 20-contact hour core courses on a three year rotation, two learning events each year, and various short courses to meet the needs of ministers and lay leaders. 

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, for lay ministerial standing, and for ordained ministry.

  • To find out more about our upcoming courses and learning events, click here

For a Help document on registering for NYSOM Courses. Click Here

  • For our educational and formational path toward ordination or to find out more about our certificate programs, please contact Rev. Marjorie Purnine, Ph.D.,  Dean of the New York School of Ministry, at