Certificate in Pastoral Ministry Program Requirements

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry Program Requirements: 

The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is comprised of a "core" series of 12 courses and a series of six elective courses for a total of 18 courses. Courses are typically offered over a five-week period, in two-hour sessions. They are offered at a number of sites throughout the Diocese of Dallas for your convenience. The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry will be awarded upon completion of the 12 core classes and 6 electives. 

CPM

Core Courses: 

  1. Introduction to the New Testament
  2. Christian Anthropology: Sin and Grace
  3. Human and Faith Development
  4. Jesus Christ and the Trinity
  5. Morality and Social Justice
  6. Evangelization
  7. Theology of Ministry
  8. Ministry in a Multicultural Church
  9. Ecclesiology and Vatican II
  10. Introduction to Old Testament
  11. Prayer and Spirituality
  12. Sacraments and Sacramentality

Concentrations: 

CPM students can opt to complete the program in two ways: (a) without a concentration, by taking the core plus any six elective courses, or (b)with a concentration. Explore the various concentrations and their elective course requirements listed below: 

Marriage & Family Life Pastoral Care Worship Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry
  1. Fundamental Concepts of Pastoral Care
  2. Promoting Discipleship
  3. Foundations in Marriage
  4. Understanding Family as Domestic Church
  5. Strengthening and Developing Family Life
  6. Principles to Building Strong Marriages 
  1. Fundamental Concepts of Pastoral Care
  2. Promoting Discipleship
  3. Dealing with Loss and Suffering
  4. Family Systems Theories
  5. Catholic Morality for Health Care Services
  6. Lay Ecclesial Leadership
  1. History and Practice of Worship
  2. Patterns of Christian Prayer
  3. Leadership in Prayer and Worship
  4. Liturgical Ministry: Worship in Context 
  5. Initiating Disciples: RCIA Rites
  6. Liturgy and the New Evangelization
  1. Fundamental Concepts of Pastoral Care
  2. Promoting Discipleship
  3. Leadership in Prayer and Worship
  4. Understanding Family as Domestic Church
  5. Foundations of Youth Ministry*
  6. Lay Ecclesial Leadership*
  7. Foundations of Young Adult Ministry*

 *Program participants may select two of the three "*" courses, depending on personal preference.

Catechetics  Catechetical Leadership
  1. Fundamental Concepts of Pastoral Care
  2. Promoting Discipleship
  3. Introduction to Catechesis
  4. Sacramental Catechesis
  5. Family Systems Theories
  6. Adult Faith Formation *
  7. Catechetical Methods*
  1. Fundamental Concepts of Pastoral Care
  2. Promoting Discipleship
  3. Introduction to Catechesis
  4. Sacramental Catechesis
  5. Lay Ecclesial Leadership
  6. Adult Faith Formation*
  7. Catechetical Methods* 

 *Program participants may select one of the two "*" courses, depending on personal preference. Choice based on  catechetical focus (Children: Catechetical Methods; Adults: Adult Faith Formation).

 

 

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