Education/Professional Development Resources

For Clergy: Seminaries Affiliated with the United Church of Christ

Note: Please be sure to check with your local Committee on Church and Ministry (COCM) to make sure any course(s) you enroll in meet(s) the continuing education requirements of your Association.

Eden Seminary - UCC History and Polity Course

August 15 - October 7, 2022
UCC History and Polity Course

Eden is offering UCC History and Polity as an asynchronous 8-week intensive course for the Fall 2022 semester.  All the material from a full-semester course will be covered, and all coursework will be completed in an asynchronous online forum.  This class is appropriate for Members In Discernment and those on an alternative path to authorized ministry.  It is also open to those seeking Dual Standing or Privilege of Call in the UCC, if your Committee on Ministry requires you to take a full-semester course. 

If you've been looking for a UCC History and Polity class to fit around your schedule, you've found it. Class meets Aug. 15 - Oct. 7, 2022.  Contact the Eden Admissions Office to register:, 314-918-2642

Boundary Training

There are currently no Boundary Awareness Training Programs scheduled.  Check back here often for information on new programs as they become available.

Maine School of Ministry

The Maine School of Ministry (MESOM) currently offers affordable fall and spring courses taught by highly qualified faculty which are designed for adult students who are exploring their own spiritual formation, exploring a call to ministry, as well as ordained clergy seeking quality continuing education.

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New York School of Ministry

The New York School of Ministry (NYSOM)  is designed to deepen the knowledge, skills, and spiritual life of all who participate.

We offer a variety of video-conferenced courses, where participants interact with their instructors in real time and are in conversation with peers “face to face” from their home computers. We offer our twelve 20-contact hour core courses on a three year rotation, two learning events each year, and various short courses to meet the needs of ministers and lay leaders.

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Courses from Pathways, Progressive Online Theological Education

PATHWAYS Theological Education is a member of the United Church of Christ’s Regional Theological Education Consortium, and offers an opportunity to explore progressive Christian theology and to meet the requirements of multiple paths for preparation for authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ.

2022 Fall I classes begin mid-August and Fall II classes begin in late September. Download the complete fall programming announcement.

Winter Term classes begin January 2023. Download the complete winter term programming announcement.

Learn more or enroll now by visiting their website: