Traditional/Ecumenical Track Masters Certificates

Requirement - 4 Classes for Each Certificate

The Certificate in Pastoral Care offers courses that provide the student with a specialized focus on the pastoral care of souls in settings that include, but are not limited to, the local congregation. This certificate offers a variety of courses in the theory and practice of pastoral care.

1. Pastoral Care

2. The Pastor as Shepherd

3. The Visiting Pastor / Ministry of Presence

4. Ministry with Youth

5. Ministry with the Aging

6. Spiritual Care for the Soul

7. Conflict Resolution Ministry

8. Care for the Aging & the Dying

9. Grief Ministry: Death, Dying & Bereavement

Certificate in Pastoral Care


The Certificate in Pre-Chaplaincy Studies offers courses that introduce the student to the ministry of chaplaincy. These courses are designed to prepare the student to navigate the complex culture of chaplaincy education (CPE) in theory and in practice.


1. Introduction to Chaplaincy

2. Ministry with the Sick and Dying

3. Care for the Aging and the Dying

4. Grief Ministry: Death, Dying & Bereavement

5. Crisis Pastoral Care

Certificate in Pre-Chaplaincy Studies


Certificate in Family Ministry

1. Family Systems

2. Human Development

3. Marriage, Sexuality & Family

4. Models of Crisis Intervention


Certificate in Community Worship

The Certificate in Community Worship offers the student a specialized focus on what is arguably the heart of the Christian community’s religious faith. The student will acquire critical understanding and awareness of the theology and practice of worship.


1. Community worship

2. Prophetic preaching

3. Lectionary preaching

4. Worship as pastoral care

5. Theology of music

6. Liturgical theology and ecumenism












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Ecumenical Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools​ in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA, MA in Pastoral Ministry, DMin.

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