Certificate in Environmental Ministry
and Leadership 2013
Application / Registration Form
Thank you for your interest in the Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership at
McCormick Theological Seminary. The following application / registration form comes in two
parts and serves multiple purposes:
Part 1 asks for information about you, and allows us to know the breadth and depth of
your experience in this area of study.
Part 2 asks questions about your experience and goals that will assist faculty in shaping
the content of the courses to meet participant needs. Information provided in Part 2 will
be compiled in aggregate form and shared with faculty; no information will be shared by
The application form may be completed and submitted electronically or by mail. Completed
materials, and/or any questions about the application procedure, should be postmarked by
February 15, 2012 to:
Martha S. Brown
McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
In addition to the completed form, a $100 deposit, applicable to the full tuition cost of the
program ($900.00 for applications postmarked on or before January 15, 2013; $975.00 for
applications postmarked after January 15, 2013), is required to hold your place in the program.
Please make the check payable to McCormick Theological Seminary and send it to the attention
of Martha Brown at the above address. Applicants will receive confirmation of their place in the
program upon receipt both of the application materials and the non-refundable, $100 deposit.
The confirmation will include further information on course content, pre-class assignments, and
instructions on how to reserve housing and make payments.
The 2013 Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership will be limited to a maximum of
15 students. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2012; spaces in the class are
allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Thank you again for your interest in the program. We look forward to your participation.
Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership
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Part 1: Participant Information
Name (last, first, middle):
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
Cell Phone (optional):
Name of the congregation or agency which is your current and primary location of ministry or
leadership responsibility, if applicable:
Website address (if applicable):
I am: Pastor Committee Chair Other Leader
List the colleges, universities, and seminaries you’ve attended, and degrees attained:
Check the following that describe a leadership role you’ve held (you may check more than 1):
associate pastor of a congregation
solo pastor of a congregation
pastor/head of staff of multi-staff congregation
governing-board member, committee chair, or volunteer with specific
and defined leadership responsibilities in a congregation.
staff of a non-profit or ecumenical body related to environmental ministry
volunteer in some form of environmental ministry
leadership position (supervise multiple persons or distinct budgets) in
a secular, not-ministry-related organization
professor / teacher / administrator at an educational institution
Part 2: Hopes and Expectations
The following questions will assist faculty in shaping the course content. Information provided in Part 2 will be
compiled in aggregate form and shared with faculty; no information will be shared by individual name. Information
provided also will help McCormick determine eligibility for participation in the program.
Describe your interest and involvement in environmental ministry, whether formally in a
congregation or agency, or informally as a matter of interest or passion. Reflect briefly on your
own personal involvement in the questions and practices related to the environment and environmental
ministry. What started your interest? What has nurtured and deepened it? What do you hope to gain
from further study?
Describe your current place of work/leadership and the specific responsibilities for which you
are accountable. Your reflections may include but are not limited to these questions: What’s your job?
Who are your colleagues? What are the key current challenges your organization faces? What is going
on that you do not understand? What are you curious about?
Thank you for your insights.