Unlike other church management programs which merely translate management studies into church language, the basic logic of the collaborative program between the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and Kellogg is to build the advanced pastoral leadership studies upon the M.Div. degree for ministry. In this way, the learning outcomes will organically relate to those Priests, Deacons and Pastoral Coordinators foundational theological and experience.
The demands on dioceses to staff their parishes and significant agencies and offices are increasing. In addition, there is a growing need for clergy and lay people who meet the requirements of Canon 517 §2, who possess advanced leadership and administrative skills. Such skills cannot be mastered in a seminary or theological school but can only be acquired after a person has gained parish pastoral leadership experience.
The Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to partner with USML/Mundelein Seminary in educating a cohort of pastoral leaders from across the nation. Management skills, theology and prayer are seamlessly interwoven into the program’s pastoral approach. Seeing the joy of the Kellogg faculty at being asked to offer their professional competence to help priests, deacons and pastoral coordinators is an affirmation of the resources in the laity that are waiting to be tapped.
The next cohort will begin in Fall of 2020.