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Advanced Certificate in Adult Faith Formation

This program is offered online or on campus.


The advanced certificate in adult faith formation program offers teachers, parish religious educators, and part-time or volunteer parish ministers an opportunity to further prepare themselves for parish service and/or religious education.

The competencies outlined by the United States Bishops (USCCB) in their document Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord are included in the courses offered in this program.

Specifically, as Co-Workers indicates, the core elements GRE includes in the advanced certificate in faith formation are:

  • Scripture and Its Interpretation
  • Dogmatic Theology
  • Church History
  • Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
  • Moral theology and Catholic Social Teaching
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Spirituality
  • Canon Law