Certificate in African American Ministry

The Certificate in African American Ministry provides theological, biblical, spiritual, and leadership training for pastoral leaders with a focus on the 21st century African American congregational context.

This program is offered as a partnership between Lexington Theological Seminary, the Office of African American Clergy Leadership Development, and the National Convocation. It is funded in part by the Thriving in Ministry Project at LTS with a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Program Start:
Program Application Deadline: October 21, 2021
Program Cost: $25 Non-Refundable Application Fee + $75 per Online Course + $200 per In-Person Session
Program Format: Online & In-Person
Program Length: 2 years


Beginning October 2021

October 16 & 23, 2021 / each session on Zoom / 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

December 4 & 11, 2021 / each session on Zoom / 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

February 12 & 19, 2022 / each session on Zoom / 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

April 23 & 30, 2022 / each session on Zoom / 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

June 6-9, 2022 / Summer Intensive on Lexington campus

June 10, 2022 / Graduation of Inaugural CAAM Cohort


Program Curriculum

  • Old Testament (IS 100)
  • New Testament (IS 110)
  • Christian Social Ethics (IB 100)
  • Diversity in a Globalized World (IB110)
  • Systematic Theology in the Disciples Tradition (IF 100)
  • History of Christianity & History & Polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (IP 100)
  • Pastoral Care & Spiritual Growth (LC 100)
  • Christian Education & Faith Formation (LF 100)
  • Evangelism & Missions (LM 100)
  • Administration & Stewardship (LM 110)
  • Preaching (LW 100)
  • Worship (LW 110)