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
  • Contemplation Across Faith Traditions
  • Chaplaincy Foundations and Crisis Intervention
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Sacred Activism
  • The Sacred Threads Across Faith Traditions



  • 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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