STEP

STEP stands for “Study and Training for Effective Pastoral ministry.”

STEP provides three years of non-traditional ministry leadership training. Training occurs through online assignments and one class meeting per month, for nine months, for each of the three years. Students travel together through the three years in a cohort model.

Graduates earn 30 undergraduate credits from Eastern Mennonite University for completing the 3-year program, which functions as a guided practicum in ministry leadership based primarily on an action/reflection model of learning. Lancaster Mennonite Conference awards a certificate in Year 3.

3 credits each3 credits each4 credits each
Year 1Pastoral Topics 100Pastoral Skills 100Formation 100
Year 2Pastoral Topics 200Pastoral Skills 200Formation 200
Year 3Pastoral Topics 300Pastoral Skills 300Formation 300

For more information on STEP

contact Brinton Rutherford at 717-293-5246 ext. 111 or brutherford@lancasterconference.org