Pastoral Ministry Certificate

This twelve-course program is designed to prepare leaders with no prior theological training to successfully provide pastoral leadership for a congregation. Coursework in the Pastoral Ministry Certificate Program provides a solid introduction to Biblical interpretation, Lutheran theology, church history, and ministerial practice.

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Zero Student Debt

ILT, through the generosity of donors, supplies financial aid and tuition payment programs to assist students in the payment of tuition. ILT is committed to making an affordable education available to all who are accepted to any educational program. Because of this commitment, ILT students graduate with no debt.

Total: $0.00

Cost of Courses

Tuition is $390 per credit hour or $1,170 per 3-hour course. Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional costs (application fee, books, costs associated with researching and producing the independent projects or the final project or thesis, etc.) are also the responsibility of the participant.



Total: $14,040.00

Courses to be Completed

The P.M.C. program provides a foundation education in Lutheran pastoral ministry. This program is designed to help lay people serve their congregations in the absence of a pastor. 








Total: 36 Hours

Total Timeline

This program consists of 12 courses in the areas of biblical theology, historical and systematic theology, and pastoral theology. Full-time students can finish this degree in 2 years taking 3 courses a semester.










Total: 2 Years

Program Learning Outcomes

Admissions Requirements