It is possible for students to achieve professional Ordination and Certified Professional
Chaplain status in a convenient, affordable, online study program for adult learners.
The primary educational service offered on this website is training to become a Certified
Professional Chaplain. In keeping with that mission, we offer world-class Chaplaincy training,
Pastoral Counseling, and also an option to study toward Certified Griefworker status.
However, there are occasions when agencies that hire Chaplains required that their
applicants also be legitimately ordained priests, ministers, or rabbis. An example of this is
Hospice Chaplaincy. Increasingly, Hospice organizations throughout the United States are
either hiring already-ordained Chaplains or asking their existing Chaplains to become
Ordained ministers and to complete Certified Professional Chaplain training.
As a result, the board of trustees of our not-for-profit seminary education programs
responded to requests that we offer both Ordination divinity studies and Chaplain spiritual
counseling options in a common curriculum.
You may be faced with a practical dilemma: if you are in mid-career and perhaps also a
married person with children, dropping your entire life for a year or two in order to attend a
bricks-and-mortar seminary may simply be impossible.
But, you hear God calling you to serve in this important ministry.
We may be able to help. Over the years, we have assisted many men and women to answer
God's unique call for them to study for the holy orders of ordained ministry and Chaplaincy
certification in one convenient online seminary program.
Our seminary programs...
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...we provide an honest,
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
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.
and I will
-- Matthew 4:19