Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute is accepting applications for the Certificate in Christian Leadership Program, a program designed for individuals interested in Christian leadership in the local congregation or in urban ministry outside the walls of the church. Some in the class are there for personal enrichment, and others are seeking transfer of undergraduate credits to a local college or university.

The Christian Leadership Certificate is a non-academic program that is open to anyone with a high school diploma or beyond with the recommendation of his/her pastor or other Christian advocate. The program is open enrollment with individuals from every walk of life, occupation, and level of academic achievement studying side by side. Special consideration is given to individuals considering opportunities to complete their undergraduate education and receive a college degree.

The next CLC program begins Nov. 30 (applications are due Nov. 16). Students participate in seminars in cohort groups/teams of up to 12 people twice each week on the campus of the Seminary. Seminars are held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays over a two-year period. Upon completion of the series of seminars, 36 CLC credits will have been attained and a Christian Leadership Certificate may be granted.

The fee for four seminars per term is $225. Contact the Metro-Urban Institute at 412-924-1368 or mbuckley@testsite.pts.edu to learn more or visit the program website.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 310 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.