Theological coursework can be done minimally with a Certificate in Catholic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. If coursework in this area has already been completed, you will not be required to take it again
1. Professional level certification
Certificate in Catholic Theology
This covers the minimum requirements of theological formation for certification: Theology, Sacred Scripture, Ecclesiology, Moral Theology, Spirituality and Liturgy & Sacraments.
Basic Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
2. Associates level certification
Associates degree in Ministry
3. Bachelor's level certification
Bachelor's degree in theology, pastoral ministry, pastoral studies, etc.
4. Master's level certification
Master's degree in theology, pastoral ministry, pastoral studies, etc.
Ministerial formation is provided for the following areas:
Christian Service Coordinator
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Parish Catechetical Leader/Director of Religious Education
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Coordinator
Registration by mail is available also for Christian Service Coordinator, Director of Religious Education, Liturgical Musician, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Coordinator or Coordinator of Youth Ministry. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of "Unleash the Gospel – A Pastoral Letter", click here to go to the AOD Store. For more information on Archdiocese of Detroit/Lay Ecclesial Minister Certification, click here.
Please make checks payable to the "Archdiocese of Detroit - Central Ops".