Office for Campus Ministry
St. Paul Seminary:2900 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: (412) 456-3140
Fax: (412) 456-3141
We are convinced that campus ministry is vital to the future of Church and society. We know it is important to find dedicated persons for this ministry who have solid faith, a love for the academic world, and the ability to relate well to both students and faculty. They need proper training, including personal development, practical experience, and theologidal study. Advanced degrees help to gain credibility in the academic world. We are committed to providing the best professional campus ministers possible and intend to hold them accountable for dedicated and creatice service to the academic community. Our responsibilities extend to ensuring that within each diocese, adequate funding is available for campus ministry, with an overall plan for allocating resources. Our hope is that this letter will mark the beginning of a new phase in Catholic campus ministry in the United States. In our vision, campus ministry, empowered by the Spirit, faces a future bright with promise.
- US Bishops, Empowering Campus Ministry, 2002
|Standards of Campus Ministry*|
A college or university is a forum where public debate takes place, where opinions are shaped, and where values are formed. Campus ministry is "where commitment to Christ and care for the academic world meet in purposeful activity to serve and realize the kingdom of God."
I. Personal Competencies
Publicly adheres to Church teaching and the CCMA Code of Ethics;
A Catholic campus minister:
II. Theological Competencies
A campus minister is expected to:
a) God, Christ, Church
III. Professional Competencies
The campus minister demonstrates:
* These standards are provided courtesy of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association.
Certification Committee Revised - March 1999