Ministerial Program – Second Year Focus

Overview | 1st Year | 2nd Year | Accelerated Program | Correspondence Study | Tuition & Fees

Practical Aspects of Interfaith Ministry-The Essence of Service

Topics Covered

Personal & Professional Ethics in the Practice of Ministry
Elements of Ritual
Baby Blessings & Naming Ceremonies
Seasonal Rituals
Marriage Ceremonies
Funerals & Memorial Services
Spiritual Counseling
Worship Services
Homilies & Sermons
Guided Meditations
Healing Ceremonies
Praying with People
Starting a Church or Center
Issues of Spiritual Leadership


Class Attendance (in person or by correspondence via Wiziq Video)
Enrollment in two or more Electives
Completion of monthly reading assignments and written work
Contribution to one group worship service
Participation in one group volunteer service project
Participation in ongoing study groups
Participation in email communication
Participation in Buddy and Mentor programs
Participation in Interfaith Temple (attending students only)
Participation in in-class practicum (attending students only)
Final Individual Minister’s Service Manual
Intensive Residential Retreat
Final oral examination by the Seminary’s Board of Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the Second Year and fulfillment of the student’s tuition obligation, students are graduated from The New Seminary and ordained as Interfaith Ministers. They are then eligible to become legally recognized and, where applicable, registered as clergy.


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