Eastern's School of Christian Ministry (ESCM) program provides a flexible, affordable, and high quality theological education for those who choose not to pursue a graduate theological degree. The ESCM program offers two diploma programs and three certificate programs. 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.

Limited Time Anniversary Scholarship!

In honor of ESCM's 40th Anniversary, we are extending a 40% Scholarship to the first 40 new students who apply and are accepted for the 2022 Fall Semester!  The scholarship applies to a student's first semester only.  Apply by June 4, 2022 to qualify. Email Cheryl Hargrave for more information: chargrav@eastern.edu.

“Eastern's School of Christian Ministry has been an open door of opportunity for many students to gain affordable theological education through its Certificate and Diploma Program. Our mission is to equip women and men for effective Christian leadership and service to local churches and their neighboring communities. In addition, we nurture a student’s personal, spiritual, and intellectual growth.”

Cheryl Hargrave, Program Director