Community Ministry Certificate

You are doing the hard work of serving your community – now earn your Community Ministry Certificate to fill in learning gaps and receive guidance towards your ministry goals.

13 month-long program introduces: Ethics; Pagan history and theology basics; Creating and leading ritual; Diversity & cultural understanding; Personal spiritual development; Serving people at various life stages; Group leadership; Family dynamics; Addictions; Domestic violence issues; Teaching and presenting; Developing your allies & more.

No live class meetings – all readings, web resource links and written assignments in our online classroom, periodic meetings with an assigned Seminary faculty mentor. With good internet access you can do this from anywhere in the world, any time of the day, 24/7.

No degree required. Monthly online payment of $100. Those who successfully complete the 13-month mentored independent study may apply for ministerial credentials with Sacred Well Congregation.

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Student Testimony:

This experience changed me in so many ways. Not only did I enjoy my relationship with my mentor but I really appreciated the way that there was room for both growth and room for challenges and an acknowledgment of the way the world is right now in this troubling moment. To be able to speak with an elder regarding my magic and regarding values is priceless.

The competencies taught in the program will be invaluable for continuing my work with the Pagan community, improving my ministry which is focused on solitary Pagans, and beginning a lifelong journey of academic study and theological exploration. I am grateful to CHS and to my faculty mentor.

It has been an inspiring journey! And I enjoyed every bit of it! I am so thankful I found Cherry Hill Seminary to help me further my spiritual path! Thank you all!

My advice to those that come behind me is to keep an open heart and really engage the work.

The modules on chaplaincy and leadership have proved to be very useful for me as my initiating tradition didn’t cover those aspects of leadership.

This whole journey has been life changing. I have learned so much about the world and myself. Each step was incredibly important, and I really appreciate both the pace and the way that the curriculum was laid out.

This is a course to understand both yourself and the world and the cosmos better. If one wants to understand where they are or who they are than this is a course for them.