Certificate in Congregational Care

Our certificate in congregational care is designed for pastors and lay ministers who desire to provide pastoral counseling and other care ministries for their constituents.

Our Graduates

This certificate equips graduates for lay counseling in a church or other community setting.

Admissions Requirements

  • Commitment to and desire for Christian ministry and service
  • Application form and fee
  • Official transcript of BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university (minimum 2.5 GPA*)
  • Personal profile statement and short answer questions
  • Three references
  • Writing sample from undergraduate education

*Lower GPA may be considered under special circumstances

For additional admission information, please view our admissions page or contact Alma Avila at 559-453-2314 or seminary.mft@fresno.edu.

Further Info

Cost: $420 per unit (Financial aid is available.)
Units: 30
All courses are transferable into a master’s degree program.