Certificate in Continuing Education in Holistic Ministry
The Certificate is a continuing education opportunity that prepares pastoral and lay leaders for more effective leadership in the church and in their communities by addressing issues directly impacting ministry today.

This series of 5 online courses is designed to meet the needs of today’s busy church leaders.

Program Start: September 2022
Program Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
Program Cost: $65 application fee + $1,110
Program Format: Online

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


Students must fulfill the following requirements to have satisfactory completion of the courses recorded in order to earn certificate for 8 continuing education units:

  • View all online lectures
  • Read 70% of the course material
  • Participate in the online discussion through an average of at least 2 posts per week
  • Continuing Education Courses completed are not granted academic credit, and thus are not transferable to other programs.

Program Curriculum

Beginning September 2022

Food and Justice and Food Insecurity | IF 564 | September 26-October 22, 2022
Rev. Dr. Wilson Dickinson is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), writer and Director of The Green Good News, with interests in food justice. He is the LTS Director of the D.Min and Lay and Continuing Education Programs.

Pastoral Care and Substance Abuse | LC 576 | October 24-November 19, 2022
Rev. Dr. Richard Coble is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  He is a pastoral counselor that serves as an associate pastor for Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC. He is contingent faculty of Pastoral Care for LTS.

Developing Green Congregations | LM 587 | February 27-March 25, 2023
Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and prior to coming to LTS she pastored in Pennsylvania.  She is a co-founder of the LTS Green Task Force. She is the LTS Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship.

Rev. Carol Devine is the Green Chalice Minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and founder of the Green Chalice Movement.  She is the current Director of Faith and Climate at ecoAmerica and the previous Director of Admissions at LTS.

Pastoral Theology and Domestic Abuse | IF 587 | March 27-April 29, 2023
Dr. Emily Askew is a therapist who has extensive professional experience related domestic violence and other social concerns and is a co-founder of the Green Task Force at LTS.  She is the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Lexington Theological Seminary.

Pastoral Ministry and Human Trafficking | LC 585 | May 1-27, 2023
Rev. Dr. Francesca D. Nuzzolese is a psychotherapist and spiritual director. She is ordained in Word and Sacrament in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Trained in the US, Australia, Italy, and Switzerland, she is known internationally for her work in counseling vulnerable women. She is the LTS contingent faculty of Pastoral Care and Spiritual Formation.