Continuing Education

Our theological seminary offers dynamic and impactful continuing education opportunities for students and working professionals. From religious fundraising and executive education programs, to worship leader degrees and trauma therapy training, our certificate and diploma courses are designed to offer short-term discipline study, refresher courses, or an opportunity for deepening your personal spirituality or the spirituality of others.

January Intersession and Summer Seminars
At SFTS, excellence in ministry is fostered through the development of new ways to serve individuals and institutions both within and outside of the church. The seminary’s collaborative learning environment is an incubator for the research and development of alternative understandings, new tools, and novel resources for ministry in a rapidly changing world. Geared towards those working in ministry, one- or two-week January or Summer Seminar courses can be completed within the time frame that most pastors have for study leave.

Diploma in Executive Leadership
Leadership is about Being, Knowing and Doing. The Diploma in Executive Leadership fosters growth in these three areas in the following ways:

  • Gain a deeper self-awareness, leading to identification of areas for on-going self-work.
  • Broaden your understanding of theological perspectives and organizational development.
  • Expand your capacity for organizational communication and collaborative leadership.

Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care
The Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care will provide working professionals in both clinical and pastoral settings with the skills to incorporate spirituality into the healing counsel they provide to trauma victims.

Certificate in Worship Leadership
This four-course certificate program is geared towards lay leaders, pastors, and others who help shape worship services. The program will cover a range of topics, from music and preaching, to prayer and liturgy.
For course offerings and enrollment information, please click here.

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising
The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF), a four day intensive program with a practical application project, provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that in turn enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.