Continuing Education Program

Christ the King Seminary offers a comprehensive continuing education program for those who wish to enrich their Christian lives, increase their knowledge of theology and scripture, or better prepare for ministry.  The curriculum provides for academic, pastoral, spiritual and personal preparation.  Students may choose to attend classes purely for personal enrichment, or they may pursue a Certificate of Continuing Education in Theological Studies. The continuing education program offers students ample course selections during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Course topic areas include:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Pastoral Skills
  • Theology
  • Spirituality
  • Church History
  • Ethics/Morality 

Certificate of Continuing Education in Theological Studies  

Students enrolled in the continuing education program have the option of pursuing a Certificate of Continuing Education in Theological Studies.  Students may decide to enter the certificate track and begin earning CEUs (continuing education units) at any time during their studies by completing a Continuing Education Application through the registrar's office.

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate of Continuing Education in Theological Studies is awarded to a student after the successful completion of 12 CEUs (continuing education courses/units).  

Measured Learning

Successful completion of a CEU requires:

  • A minimum of 80% class attendance
  • Completion of a 3-5 page reflection paper, or similar requirement as determined by the course instructor. (e.g., What did you identify with in this course? What were you challenged by? What may be applicable to your ministry and/or life?)

Personal Enrichment

Students opting to take continuing education courses for personal enrichment are not required to complete tests, papers or assignments and therefore do not receive a grade.  A non-graded course cannot be considered for CEU's toward a certificate.

Theological Field Education

Students may participate in a supervised field practicum as part of their studies if they wish but are not required to do so.  Assignments vary and are based on the individual student's learning goals, strengths and needs.  A theological reflection component connects the experience with the student's studies.  Examples of assignments include urban, suburban and rural settings. 

Spiritual and Personal Formation

Students may participate in spiritual and personal formation if they wish, but are not required to do so.  Programs are individualized for each student and include such activities as retreats, assessments, workshops, seminars and spiritual direction.  Students also complete an annual assessment with the Director of Lay Formation.

Explore our current Continuing Education course offerings to find a class you might enjoy.

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