Notice August 2016: No classes will be scheduled for school year 2016-17. We will be coming back in Fall 2017. We will not be accepting new applications during this school year.
If you would like to join the Ministry Certificate Program, we ask that you complete application form and mail it to our office: 11957 SE Fuller Rd., Milwaukie, Oregon 97222. Additionally there is a 'Pastor's Letter', that recommends you for this program. Traditionally this form is completed by your local pastor but for some parishes and organizations without a pastor, your lead minister will be appropriate to complete the form on your behalf.
It helps us, if you fill out the application BEFORE attending your first 'credit' class but for some you may want to' try out' the program for a class or two before joining the program. We will ask for a completed application form after your second 'credit' class but the application process is the responsiblity of the student. Please read the 'student handbook' at your leisure, so that you have a full understanding of the program. When you are near the completion of your certificate it is important to be in communication with the Ministry Formation Office to plan when and where you will receive your certificate.
Certificates are normally awarded during Summer Study Week but your certificate can be mailed to any location. All course work must be completed by June 30th to receive a certicated during the Summer Study Week in August.
Application Form (PDF)
Pastor's Letter Form (PDF)
Student Handbook (PDF)
Sample of a Student Report (PDF) - This helps track your progress and usually updated each term.