Certificate in Continuing Education in Congregational Approaches to Technology in Ministry

This 6-course Certificate is a continuing education opportunity for pastors and congregational lay leaders to prepare themselves for more effective leadership in the church by studying issues directly impacting ministry today.

This series of online lectures is designed to meet the needs of today’s busy church leaders.

Program Start: September 2021
Program Application Deadline: July 31, 2021
Program Cost: $65 application fee + $1,110
Program Format: Online
Program Length: 6 Months

Make 12 monthly payments of $92.50 each OR prepay a discounted rate of $1,000 (cost includes tuition and academic fees).

Program Curriculum

Beginning September 2021

Digital Media and Discipleship (September 2021)
Dr. Narola McFayden has taught at Union Presbyterian Seminary and Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. she is contingent faculty of Religion Education at LTS.

Pastoral Care in a Digital Age (October 2021)
Dr. Richard Coble is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and serves as an associate pastor for Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC. He is contingent faculty of Pastoral Care for LTS.

Technology as a New Form of Sacred (November 2021)
Dr. Michael Grigoni, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Roman Catholic Studies at LTS, is a social ethicist who has done extensive work on guns and violence in the United States. He is an accomplished musician.

Ecclesiologies for Avatars to Zoom (March 2022)
Dr. Christopher Rodkey is pastor of St. Paul’s UCC in Dallastown, PA, and the author several books, including a series of devotional coloring books for Chalice Press. He is contingent faculty of Theology at LTS.

Tech Basics for Pastors and Congregational Life (April 2022)
Ms. Dominique Highfil is the Instructional Designer and Technologist and resident guru for all things tech related at LTS. She provides leadership and guidance for the upkeep of our innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment.

Digitally Mediated Worship (May 2022)
Dr. Lis Valle is Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship and Director of Community Worship Life at McCormick Theological Seminary, where her research interests lie at the intersection of preaching, worship, and performance studies. Dr. Valle is contingent faculty of Worship at LTS.