Preparing for Lay Ministry

Christ the King Seminary's mission includes the formation of lay ecclesial ministers whose roles range from pastoral associates and pastoral administrators, to youth ministers, directors of religious education and instructors in faith formation, hospital chaplains and prison chaplains.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord inspires and shapes the goals and activities of Christ the King Seminary's Program for Lay Formation.  As in the priestly and diaconal formation programs, Christian lay formation at the seminary is focused on four main areas to education the whole person—human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral.

Those preparing for professional Church ministry or ordained ministry in non-Catholic Christian traditions are encouraged to enroll in one of three graduate degree programs offered by the seminary through its Program for Lay Formation:

  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry
  • Master of Divinity (Track II)

Through the Program for Lay Formation, men and women achieve the knowledge and skills necessary for active participation in the mission of the Church.

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