The CTEL provides strong theological leadership training for lay and clergy leaders, equipping you to strengthen congregations and create new ministries. One of the richest traditions of PSR’s lay certificate programs has been that of cross-cultural, cross-denominational networking and community building.  In order to retain that...

The Master of Theological Studies degree program is designed for persons who wish to pursue the academic study of religion or to increase their religious understanding and ministerial capacity to serve the Church. The M.T.S. degree provides a solid basis in theological foundations including bible,...

The purpose of the 48 semester-hour Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree program is to develop broad theological understandings for general education purposes. The MTS degree program has two distinct tracks: Track I: General Theological Studies is designed for persons who seek through an engagement with contemporary...

Students in the Hybrid Online program can complete the Master of Divinity degree through a combination of online classes, intensive short-term courses on campus, and classes that combine intensive classroom sessions and online work. Program requirements and faculty are the same as in the on-campus...

This workshop expands on the methods taught in Biblical Storytelling I. It explores a number of storytelling genres as well as telling the Biblical text, including midrash, chancel drama, first-person storytelling, puppetry, and more. The workshop also offers specific ideas for using and not abusing...

Learning the sacred stories of Scripture by heart and sharing them with others is both an ancient-future art and a powerful spiritual practice. This course’s methods, developed by the Network of Biblical Storytellers International, are for everyone who wishes to learn, to tell and to...

The history, heritage, beliefs, mission and culture of the United Methodist Church for anyone – newcomer or longtime member – who wants to know what’s distinctive about being a United Methodist Christian. We’ll explore the special gifts of theology, witness and organization that the United...

Deepen your own and your congregation’s understanding and practice of Holy Communion, or begin a Eucharistic ministry, through this wide-ranging study of This Holy Mystery, Scripture, Church history and United Methodist theology and practice of the sacrament. This course will reference, but go beyond, the...

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