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So, you are called to be ordained as a minister, priest, or rabbi? You believe that a
gentle-but-persistent stirring in your soul has been God whispering to you...whispering that
the time has come for you to accept a sacred calling?
However, you are an adult, you are in mid-career, possibly a mother or father who still has
children at home. Going off to a seminary campus is not a practical possibility for you, in
spite of God's beckoning.
And yet, there is that poignant verse:
"I have called you by name, you are mine...."
We may be able to help you become an ordained minister or priest, just as over the years we
have assisted many others to answer God's call to service.
We are a government-chartered seminary: There are on-line "ordination mills" that will
"declare" you to be ordained for payment of a fee. On some
websites, you push a button and, presto, out comes an "ordination"
certificate. However...there's an honest, ethical way to study for the
ministry on-line. If you feel called to enter the ministry, we will be
honored to assist you.
We take ministry seriously: it is a sacred calling to live a selfless and
exemplary life in service to others. The Center for Ministerial Studies
here at Saint James College Seminary is a not-for-profit educational
division of The Love Church Worldwide, which is an inclusive interfaith
denomination open to all. You may study here and then return to your
own faith community with important new qualifications and skill sets.
You are welcome to study for the ministry as a priest, chaplain, or minister and share our
common mission of striving to bring God's love and peace and prosperity and mental,
physical, and spiritual health to all.
If qualified, you may be ordained quite rapidly. With our online Fast-Track Adult
Learner distance learning study, well-experienced students may be ordained quickly, yet
ethically and respectfully. We've found that most of the applicants for our online ministry
classes are later-in-life ministery vocations, people seeking a fast-track to legitimate
ordination. These are people who've always wanted to be a priest, minister, or a sister and
have accumulated enormous theological knowledge and "ministerial street savvy" and want
to apply what they've learned to an online distance learning program that will ordain them
fairly quickly. If this describes your situation, The Center for Ministerial Education can help.
Thou art a priest forever after
the order of Melchisedec.
Some seminaries, some individual churches,
and some religious denominations ordain
people on a temporary basis. Sometimes,
ordination continues only as long as the minister
is employed by their church. At the end of that
employment, ordination ceases.
This is not the case with graduates of Saint James College Seminary's Center for Ministerial
Studies. Here, the ordinations of men and women who graduate remain in effect forever,
throughout all of their lives.
Tuition Fees -
Time to Enter Your Program?
You pay only a modest tuition fee, due to our not-for-profit
seminary status. Fees underwrite our administrative costs
and are used to pay a small stipend to faculty members who
assist you with your lessons.
Entry-level online Ordination - $250: Many people that
we think of as being ministers are not, in fact, ordained.
These can include youth ministers, music minister, even many associate ministers. They may perform
the duties for which they are hired by the trustees or deacons, but generally may not offer sacramental
services such as marriage, Holy Communion, etc.
Often, though, the time arrives when the senior pastor takes a leave of absence, or there is a vacancy
for his or her position. With enough church background or human services experience, we are able to
enroll applicants in an Entry-level program that leads to relatively rapid ordination for a local church. It
is hoped that these folks continue on to more advanced professional seminary education once they are
in entry-level positions. We are happy to enroll them in the next level of pastoral education when and
if they are ready.
Combined Ordination / Chaplaincy Studies - $950: Increasingly, Hospice, Hospitals, the military,
jails and prisons are requiring that ministers and Certified Professional Chaplains have both
certifications while working in their facilities. Previously, students had to complete one curriculum,
say ordination, before enrolling in the other. This resulted in unnecessarily high tuitions and quite a lot
of study duplication.
Our trustees, however, saw the wisdom and practicality
in combining the two curricula so that, today, an
ordination student may apply his or her completed
lessons toward a Certified Professional Chaplain program.
Having the courses in one program accepted by the other
cuts the tuition formerly required nearly in half and, at the
same time, virtually eliminates duplication in course work.
We will gladly email you information about our online
ordination, online chaplaincy studies, and our specially-formulated combined online divinity programs.
Our COURSES &
at a Glance
We are a not-for-profit
seminary college of The
Love Church Worldwide.
Many (perhaps even most)
of the sites offering instant
online ordination are for-
profit businesses, not true
churches or seminaries.
While our students do
complete studies, our
charter permits us to
award up to one-half credit
for previous professional
We accept all previous
academic achievement, no
matter how long ago those
credit hours were earned.
We offer interest-free
Our 100% legitimate
ordinations are offered to
qualified graduates and
qualify you to be a minister
anywhere in the U.S.,
Canada, and worldwide.
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