Houses of Study Overview
The following information below have been made available in the public service. For more information, contact the chairperson of the House of Studies advisory board: Rev. Dr. Tom R. Roberts.
Houses of Study (in progress)
Old Catholic: Plans are currently in progress to offer a series of formation courses for ordination in the Catholic Church in America. Courses focus on traditional Catholic principles and moral theology.
Liturgical: The Litugrical House of Study offers students a variety of course options that focus on liturgical formation and tradition, regardless of denominational affiliation.
Eastern Church: A concentration focused on Syriac studies--including Basic Syriac/Aramaic, The Lord's Prayer, Syriac Patristics, and a final project--will offer an introduction to Eastern Church Studies.
Practical Ministry: Students who are interested in building skills for practical ministry (service) across denominational lines may wish to enroll in this multi-year program that will guide them through a series of subjects that proactively address the what, why, and how of service. The courses provide a framework for understanding where students fit within the larger Christian context and prepare them for their personal roles within God’s mission to the world (salvation) and within the church.
Current Academic Pathways and Agreements
The House of Studies (HofS) is working on academic agreements for students to move their credits into degree pathways with various institutions (e.g., Master of Ministry, etc.) and to be accepted by various ecclesiastical authorities and jurisdictions Please visit our House of Studies Program page to read more about our current academic agreements. The HofS plans to offer ecclesiastical and professional/ministry degrees in the very near future.