The Certificate of Theological Education for Leadership (CTEL) provides strong theological leadership training for lay and clergy leaders, equipping you to strengthen congregations and create new ministries.
One of the richest traditions of PSR’s lay certificate programs has been that of cross-cultural, cross-denominational networking and community building.
Students are encouraged to communicate one-on-one with TEL staff and instructors to develop their ministry and vocational goals, particularly if they are considering further studies at PSR.
The CTEL includes, over the course of 12 months:
- June-May: eleven online courses and two seminars. You may enroll and begin the program at any time during the year.
- May: Commencement ceremony (Optional. With other PSR graduates in Berkeley). CTEL students are invited to receive their certificate during PSR’s commencement ceremonies, along with other PSR students.
CTEL students are invited to participate in PSR’s “Come & See Prospective Student Weekend”—which takes place twice a year on the Berkeley campus—to further community-building and provide space for theological and spiritual reflection. This weekend event is a good opportunity to meet faculty and staff of the TEL program. Learn more about Come & See.