Becoming An Interfaith Minister

What is an Interfaith Minister?

An Interfaith Minister embraces the world’s religions with respect and appreciation. We believe there are many paths to the sacred and we ask no one to leave their path while sharing with us on our path.

How to become an Interfaith Minister?

To become an Interfaith Minister with the Academy involves completing 60 credits. You can take them as an in-person student, an online student, or mix the two. You can be a part-time or full time student. A student taking 12 or more credits is considered to be a full time student. You have six years to complete the program. A typical full time student will complete the program in two years. The details of the courses and when they are taught are presented in the Interfaith Minister Curriculum.  If you have no prior experience in one of the specialties (ministerial service, counseling, nonprofit management, social or environmental justice), you will be asked to serve an internship to develop your practical skills.  Until you finish 30 credits with the Academy, you are considered a first year student and after that you become a second year student. At the end of each year, you will be asked to take a review and participate in a ceremony. The first year ceremony marks the completion of your first year. At the completion of your second year, you will participate in a graduation ceremony that includes your ordination as an Interfaith Minister. At the completion of the program you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.