Lay Ministry Training
Gordon-Conwell—Boston seeks to serve the larger metropolitan community by offering a variety of non-degree diploma and certificate programs for clergy and lay leaders.
Typically, our diploma program requirements involve taking 10 courses over a one- to three-year period. The diploma is awarded upon the completion of 10 courses. Many of our students who have not completed their undergraduate degree work take advantage of the diploma program to matriculate into a master’s level degree program. Certificate and diploma programs include the following.
Diploma in Practical Ministry
The Diploma in Practical Ministry provides the student with a range of practical training for ministry and leadership in the church. Learn more.
Diploma in Urban Ministry
The Diploma in Urban Ministry provides urban practitioners with practical training as well as theological and biblical reflections. Learn more.
The certificate programs are designed for clergy and lay ministry leaders and may span from a half-day session to a full-year period. These certificates include a special topics and training to equip church pastors and/or men and women in their outreach to address individual, children, youth and family issues in the city.