Level 1 certificate in Ministerial Studies
Full time, Part time
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Summit University’s online ministerial studies are for you if…
You feel a profound calling to offer spiritual and practical assistance to your fellowmen, ranging from supporting families, seniors, children, and youth to outreach or hospice work conducting rituals and services administering sacraments and providing spiritual understanding to congregations seekers.
You would like to pursue a ministerial function in Church Universal and Triumphant.
You would like to study online, at your own pace, with like-minded fellow-students.
The ministerial studies program consists of two levels that prepare a student for a ministerial vocation.
Level 1 is a preparatory step for those who are thinking of pursuing ministry as a vocation. It thoroughly prepares students for an active role as ministering servants in their local communities. Students choose between two tracks:
Track A is the basic study program, open to anyone who meets our academic prerequisites. It concludes with a certificate of completion in Ministering Servant Studies.
Track B follows the same basic program but has additional elements geared specifically to those who desire to pursue ministry as a vocation. This track is open to members of the Keepers of the Flame Fraternity on lesson 8 and above. It prepares students for the office of lay brother/sister in Church Universal and Triumphant, a prerequisite step for becoming a minister in the Church. The Church awards the office of lay brother-sister to Track B graduates who also meet the Church’s spiritual standards and character requirements.