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We offer a convenient, flexible process to achieve a Certificate in Lay Ministry from the Archdiocese. You can take courses online at your own pace to fit your needs and your schedule.
We partner with the Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) of the University of Notre Dame to provide convenient online courses for an affordable cost. The following 12 classes can be taken (in any order) to receive a Certificate in Lay Ministry from the Archdiocese:
You can view a list of courses and register online at www.step.nd.edu. During registration, select the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from the drop-down menu to get a 20% discount. Registration only takes about 5 minutes.
Normally, classes cost $99, but employees, volunteers and parishioners of the Archdiocese receive a 20% discount on enrollment. In addition, full-time and part-time employees of our parishes, schools, and agencies receive an additional 30% reimbursement upon course completion and a $50 reimbursement for a retreat or day of reflection within 12 months of course completion (with a limit of one $50 retreat reimbursement per person per calendar year). Please send your certificate of course completion and receipts to the Deacon Michael Braun, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202, fax: (317) 592-4032, e-mail: email@example.com.
In addition to completing the 12 theology classes listed above, the following items are also required to receive a Certificate in Lay Ministry from the Archdiocese:
Click here for an application form for the Certificate in Lay Ministry Program. The application may be submitted at any time either prior to or during the process of course completion.