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Announcing the 2024-2025 Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education (CCPE) Program


Announcing the 2024-2025

Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education (CCPE) program

Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education Program, an educational experience for ministers and laypersons of all denominations to enhance their professional pastoral skills and personal development but are unable to be in a traditional CPE program due to time or other restrictions. It also enables probationary ministers in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) to meet the requirement of one unit of CPE for full connection clergy membership. This unique program brings ministers from across the country together and in small groups for interactive, reflective learning using their own community and place of ministry as the context.

The focus of this CPE program is on ministry in the congregation. Participants must have an approved place of ministry in order to complete the required hours in ministry each month of the program. The recommendation of a presiding bishop or supervising pastor is required as well. In addition to the ministry hours, attendance at all sessions is required.

There will be written assignments, readings and some internet-based assignments. The program operates under the auspices of the Academy for Public Theology through the Office of the CME Endorser. The faculty is comprised of certified CPE Supervisors and certified professional chaplains.

TUITION is $550, which includes $50 non-refundable application fee, a $150 deposit once accepted into the program and a balance of $350 payable before the program begins. The tuition includes the required books. There is currently no scholarship program, however a payment plan can be arranged.



 The electronic application is available at:

The application includes several parts: a Digital Face Sheet, forms and essay questions.

Applications must be submitted electronically.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 Space is limited in each group, so apply early!

  For more information, send an email to: 

[email protected]

We also have made the application process an electronic one. Feel free to share this info with others. Please note we have changed the website and email:


Email:  [email protected]

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Released by Bishop Teresa E. Snorton 

 CME Endorsing Agent for Chaplaincy and CPE Program Coordinator

 Fees should be paid electronically at


by mail payable to “Academy for Public Theology” to:

Connectional CPE Program

Academy for Public Theology

P. O. Box 5069

Sun City Center, FL 33571




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