On the Path to Ministry

Our Certificate of Swedenborgian Ministry Studies is designed for students on the ordination, Induction, and Licensed Pastor tracks in the


North American branch of the Swedenborgian Church, also known as Convention. It is a seven-course program that covers Swedenborgian theology, history, biblical studies and practical disciplines and is designed for both those in-residence or at a distance.

To undertake this Certificate, students and candidates for induction or Licensed Pastor must apply to the program by contacting Jim Lawrence, the Dean of the Center, and be approved before coursework can begin.  To find out more about the program, you can email us at info@css.gtu.edu or phone us at 510 849 8228.