December 11, 2019

Online and Onsite Faith Formation Programs

Looking for more? Take some time to grow your faith with online and onsite courses and workshops for spiritual renewal and ongoing faith formation.

STM Online: Crossroads

Take some time to grow your faith!

C21 Online, Church in the 21st Century Online is now STM, School of Theology and Ministry  Online: Crossroads.

Boston College School of Theology offering non-credit courses and workshops for spiritual renewal and ongoing faith formation.

The STM Online: Crossroads mission has expanded in scale and scope since we were founded in 2004. In 2008, we became part of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM), and today we offer more than 35 courses per year, serving over 2000 participants.

The new name, STM Online: Crossroads, emphasizes our affiliation with STM and our commitment to online faith formation that engages adults at the crossroads of

  • life and faith
  • theology and ministry
  • action and contemplation

If you would like to take a course this spring and are not currently enrolled in a degree program, please follow the non-degree student application process.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admissions office: or 617-552-6506.

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry offers an array of courses that can provide you with academic enrichment, professional development, and pastoral renewal. Many fall classes are offered once a week and are perfect for those working in ministry or discerning a graduate degree in theology.

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Spring & Summer Encore Videos are available for use.

Introducing the  STM: Encore Podcast!

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 Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Continuing Education

Enriching Faith, Improving Ministry, Enhancing Knowledge

As part of the STM’s mission to serve the community and the Church, our Continuing Education programs provide access to world-class theological and pastoral scholarship, online and on campus, for ministers and others who seek to deepen their engagement with the Catholic faith. Our priority is to create opportunities for people to participate in conversations on the faith tradition, contemporary theological issues, and ways to pray and serve in the 21st century. We offer an array of on-campus presentations, as well as online coursescertificate programsvideospodcasts, and other resources for faith enrichment.

Boston College Leadership Certificate for Latinos

Taught in Spanish, a new certificate program from the School of Theology and Ministry and BC School of Social Work combines faith formation, spirituality, and community engagement

The School of Theology and Ministry, in collaboration with the Boston College School of Social Work, has launched a new program to form leaders to respond to the needs of Hispanic Catholics in the United States. Rooted in the Ignatian tradition, the Leadership Certificate is taught completely in Spanish and is designed to educate Latinos interested in serving as leaders in their parishes, training them not only in issues of theology and spirituality, but also on how to address social issues arising in their communities.

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Endow – Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women

Endow is an educational apostolate that writes study guides for small groups of women that makes the rich wisdom of the Church accessible to the “woman in the pew.”

By offering background information, definitions of theological terms, historical context, quotes from Scripture and the Catechism, insights from scholars and saints, and thought-provoking questions for group discussion, an Endow study makes some of the most profound documents of the Church and writings of her saints accessible to teens and women alike.

Endow trains women to become group facilitators and provides resources for them to invite women in their community to join them for an Endow study. Groups usually consist of 8-12 women who meet for 8-10 weeks to grow in knowledge of and love for their Catholic faith together.

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STEP at the University of Notre Dame

By connecting the Catholic intellectual life to the life of the Church, the Institute forms faithful Catholic leaders for service to the Church and the world. We offer online courses grounded in beauty and richness of Catholic theology and faith.

Theology was the fulfillment of this desire to know which arose within the very experience of faith. The understanding that it sought was a search after the truth that had been encountered in the one who said “I am the Truth” (Jn 14:6). Faith in Jesus Christ gave rise to this desire to know him more deeply and to find in him the true meaning of life and the world.

Online courses range between four and eight weeks long, with most being six weeks in length. Students read texts and watch video lessons before posting weekly assignments, sharing reflections in discussion forums and participating in real-time online discussions with classmates.

Have a question about STEP? Need technical assistance?
Please call 866-425-7837, email or fill out our Contact Us Form.