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New York School of Ministry Courses

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 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.

Cost per 20-hour course: NY Conference Participants: $250;  Audit: $175; Repeat Course Audit: $100
Non-New York Conference Participants: $275; Audit: $200 (plus the Distance Learning Support fee). Distance Learning Support fee for Fall 2017:  $70 per 20-hour course.
Distance Learning requires technological support. For webconferenced courses, participants who are not part of the New York Conference are more than welcome. The NY Conference provides that support for its participants; we ask other UCC Conferences and participating denominations to provide that support for their participants (if such church support is unavailable, the distance learning support fee is the responsibility of the participant).
No face to face meetings required. Participants can participate in our webconferenced courses from their home computers. 

Fall/Winter 2018 Courses

Advanced Topics in Pastoral Care and Counseling - Open until October 8th!

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Rev. Wayne Gustafson, D.Min., Instructor


Saturdays: Oct 13 & 20, Nov 3 & 10: 9:00am - 2:15pm (with ½ hour for lunch), Nov 17: 9:00am - 11:45am

Old Testament II

Rev. David Cleaver-Bartholomew, Ph.D., Instructor

Sundays: Jan 6, 13, 27, Feb 3: 1:30-5:00pm, Feb 10 & 24: 2:00-5:00pm

Congregational Life

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Rev. J. Mark Lawson, Ph.D., Instructor

Saturdays: Jan 12 & 26, Feb 9 & 23, and March 2 & 9: 9am - 1pm

(This course is designed for Members in Discernment and Authorized Ministers)


From Resurrection to Reformation: The History of the Christian Church

Rev. Steven Johnson, Ph.D., Instructor

Wednesday evenings: Jan 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10: 7 – 9pm


Previous Offerings:                                                
New Testament II
Rev. J. Mark Lawson, Ph.D., Instructor     
Click here for the syllabus. 
Introduction to Christian Ethics
Rev. Steven Johnson, Ph.D, Instructor      
Click here for the syllabus. 
 Foundations of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Rev. Wayne Gustafson, D.Min., Instructor
Link to Syllabus here.                                
Link to the UCC Marks of Ministry here





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