If you would like to participate in the pastoral ministry program, you have two options:
1) Just participate! Come and enjoy stimulating lectures, conversation and food(!) that will expand your understanding of Christianity and of your role in the church. For this level of participation, you will pay only the program fee, which is $400 per year ($800 total for the two-year program).
2) Earn credit! In addition to the great lectures, conversation and food, for those that don't mind doing a little reading and writing before they come to the lectures, there is an opportunity to earn up to 12 credits from Carroll College for your participation in the program. The completion of all these 12 credits entitles you to receive a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Carroll College. For this level of participation, you will pay both the program fee, which is $400 per year, and the course credit fee, which is $500 per course. Now, if you did not know, this is a nearly 80% savings on Carroll's normal tuition! What a bargain for course credits!
This is ideal for two types of participants:
(a) working adults who are already employed in or are considering employment in a church-related institution; and
(b) older teens and working adults who want to earn transferable, college credit.
Note on costs: In past program years, roughly 75% of participants have found that their church or parish has funds for continuing education. It is quite likely your pastoral staff will be able to fund most or all of the cost of the program for you. Just ask!
Just to make the cost of the program more clear, here is how it breaks down:
So, let's look at a few examples. Suppose you...
...just want to participate in the program and not earn Carroll College credit: TOTAL COST: $800.
...want to participate in the program and enroll in one, three-credit Carroll College course: TOTAL COST: $1,300
...want to participate in the program and enroll in two, three-credit Carroll College courses: TOTAL COST: $1,800
...want to participate in the program and enroll in three, three-credit Carroll College courses: TOTAL COST: $2,300
...want to participate in the program and enroll in all four of the Carroll College courses, thereby entitling you to receive the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry: TOTAL COST: $2,800.
FEES ARE DUE AND PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, THE DUE DATE FOR WHICH IS AUGUST 30, 2012. PARTICIPANTS WILL OWE $400 AT THAT TIME. FOR-CREDIT STUDENTS WILL OWE $900 AT THAT TIME (i.e., $400 program fee plus $500 tuition fee for the Fall semester's course). A PAYMENT SCHEDULE MAY BE ARRANGED WITH THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR IF NEEDED. CONTACT THE DIRECTOR, DR. BRIAN MATZ, AT (406) 447-4973 OR BY EMAIL AT BMATZ@CARROLL.EDU.