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Recommended Continuing Education Programs for Faith Formation Leaders

*These programs are particularly recommended for SNEUCC Certified Educators. 

Master of Arts in Christian Education & Formation

Princeton Theological Seminary
Designed to prepare students for the ministry of education and formation in congregational and institutional settings, and to provide training for teaching the Christian religion in church or secular schools. A Certificate in Youth and Theology is offered, as well as graduate degree programs.

Union Presbyterian Seminary
Designed to prepare student to become a professional educator in Christian congregations or other educational settings.

Online programs that include Christian education courses
Offered through Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, a United Methodist institution that includes Christian education courses.

A progressively Christian program that utilizes the UCC's Marks of Faithful and Effective Ministers as a part of its course competencies. Offers a Christian education course entitled, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation alongside other courses for local church ministry.

Online programs that focus on local church ministry

(some may include Christian education courses)

Maine School of Ministry
A ministry of the Maine Conference United Church of Christ that offers courses for local church ministry.

New York School of Ministry
A ministry of the New York Conference United Church of Christ that features real time webconferenced courses for local church ministry.

A pastoral formation venture in service of the belief that the Church is best served by cultivating Christian leaders grounded in practical, adaptive, and transformational leadership skills. Through employing the gifts of vibrant local churches and their pastors, we work at the intersections of the progressive Church to raise up Christian ministers.

Pathways to Learning and Leadership
Offered through Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, courses are specifically designed for Presbyterian church members.

Southern New England Seminary Courses


Self-Directed Courses

Opening Doors to Discipleship (from the Presbyterian Church USA)
Course A (Teaching Skills), Course B (Bible Background), and Course D (Discipleship) provide a well-rounded overview of each area in 12-sessions each.

Lifelong Faith Training Videos (from Lifelong Faith Associates)
Free video-based training to guide leaders in designing and leading faith formation with all ages and generations:

  • Children's Faith Formation
  • Adolescent Faith Formation
  • Young Adult Faith Formation
  • Adult Faith Formation 
  • Family Faith Formation
  • Intergenerational Faith Formation
  • Milestones Faith Formation
  • Community & Relationships
  • Faith Formation Pathways
  • Faith Formation Playlists
  • Hybrid Faith Formation Design
  • Lifelong Faith Formation Models
  • Organization & Planning
  • Implementing a Plan

Webinars for Enrichment

Practical Resources for Churches
Provides live and recorded webinars at no cost to SNEUCC congregations.

Vibrant Faith Master Classes
Explore themes and issues central to transforming the way we envision and design faith formation for all ages and generations in the 21st century.

Marks for Ministry

for Faithful and Effective Christian Educators and Youth Ministry Leaders
          from the Association of United Church Educators


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