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UTI Certificate in Christian Ministry

Now on the LTSP campus and in West Chester! 

UTI Certificate in Christian MinistryThe UTI Certificate Program in Christian Ministry is designed to offer seminars to clergy and church leaders that will equip them in the parish and enhance their skills in Bible study, church doctrine, church history, homiletics, and worship. The Certificate Program in Christian Ministry is a program of The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). The UTI is dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and up- building for the Christian community.

The program consists of eight seminars over two academic years: Historical Books, The Prophets, The Gospels, The Epistles, Beliefs of the Church, Historical Church Leaders, Famous Preachers’ Sermon Style, and Music and Worship. Participants who complete the full two-year (two courses each seminar) program will receive a certificate in Christian ministry. Entrance into the program can start in fall or spring.

Schedule and Fees

The seminars are held on the LTSP campus, and now at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester, PA. Each seminar meets 2 – 3.5 hours, once a week on Saturday morning.

The fee per session is $210 plus the cost of textbooks. Classes for the fall semester begin in September, and in February for the spring semester.

To register for either UTI Certificate Program, click here.

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