Certificate of Ministry Studies Program

Currently, the CMS program is only offered in English & Spanish.


The Certificate of Ministry Studies program is designed for adults who serve their local church ministry and are interested in deepening their knowledge in theology, the Bible, and the practice of ministry. This program also allows for students to meet educational expectations for licensed or commissioned ministry and explore further theological education.


CMS is a two-year program that requires students to complete 180 hours of instruction for a total of 36 credits to be considered for graduation and to receive a Certificate of Ministry Studies.

Class Locations:
Disciples Center
201 Fir Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Disciples Seminary Foundation
300 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711

Regional Office Interchurch Center

0245 SW Bancroft, Portland, OR 97201

There are also classes in: Gardena, San Fernando Valley and Tijuana

To Register or request more information, contact:

Rev. Xose G. Escamilla, CMS Program Director

Phone: (619) 232-4737


Disciples Seminary Foundation works with five partner seminaries on the West Coast to provide excellent education, mentoring, networking, and financial support for people preparing to lead in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ.

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Claremont, CA 91711-2709

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