The directors of the Certificate in Ministry Supervision program are experts in pastoral care and preaching.
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Part of ministry leadership is providing support and care for those serving others: an overworked pastor, parish minister, chaplain or deacon, etc. This program will give you the tools and competencies you need to provide such support and receive it yourself.
Certificates are available in two fields: pastoral care and preaching.
Two five-day seminars are held on the Saint Meinrad campus - one in January and another the following January, with graduation in May following the second January session. For the rest of the 15-month program, you work at your convenience and arrange supervisory sessions to suit your schedule.
The program cost is $2,900, which includes seminar fees, housing and meals.
Students in the Certificates in Reflective Practices program have the option of earning 4 graduate credits for successfully completing the program.
By the second January meeting, credit-seeking students must submit a course registration form to the Registrar, registering for either Certificate in Supervision - Preaching or Certificate in Supervision - Pastoral Care, for 4 credits.
There is no additional charge beyond the regular program fee. However, to earn the credits, students must complete their assignments by the regular spring semester grade submission deadline.
Students who successfully complete a certificate in reflective practices will demonstrate:
Requirements for Certificate Completion:
Attend two five-day seminars at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
Complete required reading provided for each five-day seminar.
Receive 22 hours of supervision feedback from a trained supervisor; 10 hours will be achieved during the five-day seminars. The remaining 12 supervisory hours will be done at the participant's own ministry site. For each supervision session, the student presents a case summary with videotape.
Complete final written project of 10 to 12 pages, plus a list of readings.
Applicants should meet these criteria:
Five or more years in ministry
Master's degree, DMin, PhD or equivalent theological degree
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or some equivalent is recommended
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