Pastoral Education Programs available in 
Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA
    
The programs included here represent curricula designed to cover all basic aspects of pastoral ministry education. They go into varying levels of depth depending on their target audience. The following list (not comprehensive) was updated in July 2011. Conrad Grebel University College was added June 2012.
   
Participating educational organizations:
  • Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) - Elkhart, Indiana & Newton, Kansas
  • Bethel College (BC) - North Newton, Kansas
  • Bluffton University (BU) - Bluffton, Ohio
  • Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Columbia Bible College (CBC) - Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Conrad Grebel University College (CGUC) - Waterloo, Ontario
  • Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) - Harrisonburg, Virginia & Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) - Harrisonburg, Virginia & Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Goshen College (GC) - Goshen, Indiana
  • Hesston College (HC) - Hesston, Kansas
  • Mennonite Education Agency (MEA)
Use the sortable table below to get an overview about the available programs. The default sort order is from certificate to graduate level. If you click the header "Education level," the order will change from graduate to certificate (switching back and forth with a click). If you click on a different column header such as "Program name," the programs will then be listed in A-Z order by the name of the program. If you have any questions about how to use the table or the information in it, e-mail info@MennoniteEducation.org.
  
To access additional information, click on the links beneath the table:
  Pastoral Education Programs 

 Program nameFormatLanguageEducational levelSorted By Educational level In Ascending OrderBy unit?Institutional oversightEstimated costGrants/scholarships?
Journey: A Conference-based Leadership Development Program3-year cohort model; weekend learning events twice/year; mentor and home study curriculumEnglish Non-credit certificateNoJoint: AMBS, Central District Conference and Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference$750 per year for mentee and mentor x 3 yearsCongregations are encouraged to pay or help pay fee; limited scholarships available
Multi-cultural Leadership EducationFace-to-face classes in cohort groups in various conferencesEnglish and multiple immigrant languages Non-credit certificateYesJoint: AMBS, area churches (in Canada) and area conferences (in USA)Set by conference/ area churchDetermined by conference/ area church
Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA)Face-to-face weekly classes at extension sitesSpanish Pre-college; 2 years for certificate level; 4 years for diploma levelNo, but take by levelMEA$500 per level + transportation (includes scholarship)Yes
Pastoral Studies Distance EducationOnline, at your own pace; or begin at Mennonite Church USA Convention and complete work onlineEnglish 15 undergraduate credits or non-credit certificateYesAMBS$600 per unit x 5 unitsYes
Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH)Hybrid: e-mail and face-to-face intensive coursesSpanish 28 undergraduate credits leading to "Certificado en Ministerio Pastoral"YesMEA$650 per unit (includes scholarship)Yes
Certificate in Christian MinistryFace-to-face weekly classes; also intensive course offerings in spring and summerEnglish An undergraduate & graduate certificateYesJoint: Winnipeg Centre for Ministry Studies at CMU, AMBS and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary$203 per credit hourYes
Study and Training for Effective Pastoral Ministry (STEP)3-year cohort model; face-to-face classes in Lancaster and PhiladelphiaEnglish An undergraduate certificate in pastoral ministryYesJoint: EMU and Lancaster Mennonite Conference$320 per credit; 10 credits per year x 3 yearsYes, in partnership with congregation; apply with area conference offices
Certificate in Youth MinistryFace-to-face classesEnglish An undergraduate certificate in youth ministry15 hours of credit - available with an undergraduate degreeBCTuition as publishedYes
Hesston Pastoral Ministries programFace-to-face classes and supervised experience, geared for students over 25 years old and not inclined to attend seminaryEnglish Associate of Arts and Applied ScienceYes, 2-year program--at least one year of residency, Gen Ed work can be done prior to enrollment to make course work an 18-month processHChttp://hesston.edu/admissions/financialaid/index.htmExtensive assistance available
B.A. in ReligionFace-to-face classes in BlufftonEnglish Undergraduate YesBU$12,240 per semester (12-17 credit hours)Yes
B.A. in Youth Ministry and RecreationFace-to-face classes in BlufftonEnglish Undergraduate YesBU$12,240 per semester (12-17 credit hours)Yes
B.A. in Ministry Arts stream (missions, service, worship, youth ministry) Face-to-face weekly classes; some intensive course offerings in spring and summerEnglish Undergraduate YesCMU$203 per credit hourYes
B.A./B.S. in Congregational and Youth MinistryFace-to-face classes in HarrisonburgEnglish Undergraduate YesEMUhttp://www.emu.edu/financial-aid/tuition/Yes
B.A., minor in Bible/Religion Face-to-face classes in GoshenEnglish Undergraduate YesGC$24,500 per year full-time (not including financial aid); $1,020 per credit hour part-timeYes
B.A., minor in Youth MinistryFace-to-face classes in GoshenEnglish Undergraduate YesGC$24,500 per year full-time (not including financial aid); $1,020 per credit hour part-timeYes
B.A. in Biblical Studies, minor in Youth WorkFace-to-face classesEnglish UndergraduateYesCBC$299/credit hourYes
B.A. in Biblical Studies, minor in Worship ArtsFace-to-face classesEnglish UndergraduateYesCBC$299/credit hourYes
B.A. in Biblical Studies, minor in Church MinistryFace-to-face classesEnglish UndergraduateYesCBC$299/credit hourYes
B.A. in Youth WorkFace-to-face classesEnglish UndergraduateYesCBC$299/credit hourYes
B.A. in Worship ArtsFace-to-face classesEnglish UndergraduateYesCBC$299/credit hourYes
B.A. in Bible and ReligionFace-to-face classesEnglish UndergraduateYes BCYearly tuition as publishedYes
B.A., minor in Bible and ReligionFace-to-face classesEnglish Undergraduate YesBCYearly tuition as publishedYes
Certificate in Ministry StudiesOnline and face-to-face classes in HarrisonburgEnglishA graduate level certificateYesEMS$450 per credit hour x 24 creditsYes
M.A. in Christian FormationFace-to-face classes in Elkhart or NewtonEnglishGraduate YesAMBS$430 per credit (not including financial aid) x 60 creditsYes
M.A. in Christian MinistryFace-to-face weekly classes; also intensive course offerings in spring and summerEnglishGraduateYesCMU$203 per credit hourYes
M.A. in Church LeadershipOnline classes or face-to-face classes in Harrisonburg and LancasterEnglishGraduate YesEMS$450 per credit (not including financial aid) x 60 creditsYes
M.A. in Theological StudiesFace-to-face weekly classes; also intensive course offerings in spring and summerEnglishGraduateYesCMU$203 per credit hourYes
M.Div.Face-to-face classes in Elkhart or NewtonEnglishGraduate YesAMBS$430 per credit (not including financial aid) x 90 creditsYes
M.Div.Online classes or face-to-face classes in Harrisonburg and LancasterEnglishGraduate YesEMS$450 per credit (not including financial aid) x 90 creditsYes
M.A. in Theological Studies2-year, face-to-face classes in Waterloo, reciprocal relationship with Toronto School of Theology, AMBS, McMaster Divinity College, Waterloo Lutheran SeminaryEnglishGraduateYesConrad Grebel University College (CGUC)/University of Waterloo$230 per unit, total 48 unitsAll full-time students receive full-time tuition scholarships. All Mennonite Church pastors receive full tuition scholarship for part-time studies as well. Additional financial aid available by application.
M.Div. and M.A. in Conflict Transformation (dual degree)Online classes and face-to-face classes in Harrisonburg and LancasterEnglishGraduate (2 degrees)YesEMS$450 per seminary credit and $550 per Center for Justice and Peace-building credit (before financial aid) x 111 semester hoursYes
M.Div. and M.A. in Counseling (dual degree)Online classes and face-to-face classes in Harrisonburg, Va., and Lancaster, Pa.EnglishGraduate (2 degrees)YesEMS$450 per hour seminary credit and $540 per counseling credit (before financial aid) x 120 semester hoursYes
M.Div. and MA. in Social Work (dual degree) Face-to-face classes in Elkhart and Berrien Springs, Mich.EnglishGraduate (2 degrees)YesAMBS, in cooperation with Andrews University$430 per credit for AMBS credits for a total of 90 credits (not including financial aid), plus Andrews University rates for Andrews creditsYes

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