Two Plus Two Program
A new way to prepare for church leadership
All online. No college degree required for admission.
Learn to support & lead your faith community.
The Episcopal Church Office of Indigenous Ministries and Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation invite you to join the TWO PLUS TWO program.
Funding for tuition, books, and many resources are provided for the first class of ten people in 2023 by a grant from Trinity Wall Street.
TWO YEARS WITH
Take online classes in the fundamentals of faith, Bible study, pastoral care, theology, worship, ethics, and church leadership via Pathways for Baptismal Living at Bexley Seabury Seminary.
TWO YEARS WITH
SITTING BULL COLLEGE
Take online classes in general studies and applied theology through Sitting Bull College. Many courses apply to the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in general studies with a concentration in religious studies.
OPPORTUNITY for CREDENTIALS
Depending on your experience and interest—and with Bishop approval—you may earn up to five licenses through the Episcopal Church. You may also earn an AA degree* in general studies.
Completion may also make you eligible for Bexley Seabury’s competency-based Masters of Divinity Program.
● Worship Leader
● Pastoral Leader
*A degree plan will be designed for each student wishing to earn an AA degree.
Our goal is to prepare you for service in Christ’s church as lay and ordained leaders.
The Office of Indigenous Ministry, in partnership with Bexley Seabury Seminary and Sitting Bull College, has received funding to provide, develop, and pilot an educational program in leadership and applied theology.
During the first two years, selected participants will complete the 4-month Discerning My Path for Faithful Living program and then select 12 other Licensure or leadership development courses offered through Bexley Seabury’s Pathways for Baptismal Living program.
In the final two years, participants will complete additional courses in Applied Theology (24 units) at Sitting Bull College and may be eligible to apply credit for these courses to a degree in General Studies.
Ten Indigenous people will be selected
to receive funding for tuition
and required resources.
FOR YEARS 3 & 4
with SITTING BULL COLLEGE
Students will take online courses in general studies and applied theology at Sitting Bull College. Credit earned in these courses may be applied to the Associate of Arts degree. A degree plan will be designed for each student wishing to earn the AA degree.
- Theology of Pastoral Care & Ministry
- Pastoral Leadership
- Church History
- Advanced Preaching
- Old Testament
- New Testament
- Comparative Spirituality (NAS 309)
- Native American Studies Special Topics (NAS 499)
HOW TO APPLY
Click on the “Apply Now” button to complete the application and submit the following:
- A brief spiritual autobiography that identifies your tribal affiliation, how you came to be a person of faith, how you participate in your faith community, and how you would like to be active in your faith community in the future.
- A brief statement telling the reasons you want to participate in this program.
- A brief statement about your previous educational experiences and any training for church leadership or other church work.
- A letter of recommendation from your Bishop.
Apply now to reserve your space before enrollment fills. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received, giving preference to the first ten complete applicants. Those who apply after the first ten acceptances will be placed on a waiting list in the order they are received.