Palmer’s Eastern School of Christian Ministry (ESCM) program provides a flexible, affordable, and high quality theological education for those who choose not to pursue, or who may not be eligible for a graduate theological degree. The ESCM program offers two diploma programs in Pastoral Studies and Biblical and Theological Studies, and three certificate programs in Biblical Studies, Christian Leadership, and Christian Studies. Certificates are designed for pastors, ministers, and lay leaders who wish to hone their skills in the areas of leadership or religious studies and teaching. Diplomas are designed for bivocational pastors or those wishing to lead a teaching ministry. The Priscilla Institute of ESCM also provides academic training specifically for Christian women in leadership roles in church or parachurch organizations.