Advanced-Level Certificates

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2016-2017 Advanced-Level Certificates Course Listing (DPCL)

Post-Master's Certificate in Pastoral Studies •
Advanced Continuing Education Certificate in Pastoral Studies

Those who have already earned a master’s degree from LIM, one of the continuing education certificates that the institute offers (Certificate of Pastoral Studies or Certificate of Religious Education), or a graduate-level degree in theology, pastoral studies, religious education or the like from another accredited college or university may pursue an additional professional credential from the institute. Requirements for the advanced-level certificate program consist of

Courses may be taken on campus, online, or at LIM extension sites. Students taking the courses for graduate credit will earn a Post-Master's Certificate in Pastoral Studies; students taking the courses for continuing education (CEU) credit will earn an Advanced Continuing Education Certificate in Pastoral Studies. 

Further Information

Focus Area Courses: 3 credit hours or CEUs per course
Christian Spirituality for Ministry
LIM 827 Spirituality for Ministers
LIM 828 History of Christian Spirituality
Digital Culture and Ministry
LIM 826 Digital Media and Ministry 
LIM 885 Religious Communication 
Marketplace Ministry
LIM 819 Spirituality and the Theology of Work 
LIM 820 Ministry in the Marketplace 
Religious Education (2 of the 4 courses, but not both 839 and 846)
LIM 837 Foundations of Religious Education
LIM 838 Curriculum Development

LIM 839 LIM 846

Religious Education across the Curriculum OR Catechetical Leadership
Pastoral Life and Administration
LIM 844 Parish Life and Ministry
LIM 845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry
Religion and Ecology
LIM 813 The Universe as Divine Manifestation 
LIM 814 The Emergent Universe: Our Sacred Story 
Youth Ministry
LIM 870 Foundations of Youth Ministry 
LIM 876 Adolescent Spirituality and Methods of Faith Development 
Individualized Track
Two or four focus area courses (chosen in consultation with advisor)

☆ Students in the extension program must take this course online.

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