Admission

The Family Ministry Program (FMP) is a two-year distance learning program in which students have 22 courses. Each year consists of three semesters. Each semester is made of an onsite session held at St. Stephen Christian Retreat & Conference Center in Titusville, Florida followed by 12 weeks of distance learning. The onsite session is for a long weekend (Thursday to Monday). Meetings start on Friday at 7:30 AM and end on Sunday at 10:00 PM. The three semesters are held as follows:

Spring semester: Usually on Martin Luther King Weekend (unless it conflicts with the Epiphany Feast, then it will be the weekend after the Epiphany)

Summer semester: Memorial weekend

Fall semester: Labor Day weekend.

The requirements are as follows:

  1. College Degree


  2. History of church service


  3. No criminal history


  4. No active or recent psychological problems


  5. Time commitment, availability, and dedication.


  6. Attendance of onsite meetings at St. Stephen Christian Retreat & Conference Center in Titusville, Florida


  7. Familiarity with the use of computers (email etc.) since most of the course work will be done long distance


  8. Legal resident of the USA or Canada

New students who would like to join the FMP are required to follow these steps:

  1. Submit online program application form


  2. Submit online the 3 recommendation letters: one letter from the father of confession and two letters from another priest, professor, friend, acquaintance etc. but NO family member


  3. Phone interview upon completion of program application and all 3 recommendation letters

The above submittals will then be reviewed for completeness by the FMP Committee.

If the applicant is approved, an “Acceptance Letter” will be e-mailed to the student allowing her/him to register for the semester courses.

The Program Application due dates for each semester is listed below.

Spring Semester: January 5

Summer Semester: May 3

Fall Semester: August 7

Application Form

 

Verification

Note : This form is to be Filled ONLY by the applicant's father of Confession

 

Please answer the following questions ranking the applicant on a scale from 1 to 5. In your assessment, does the applicant:

 

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this recommendation letter. Please provide us the required information below:

 

Verification

Note : If you are the applicant's father of Confession, Please fill the other recommendation letter form

 

Please answer the following questions ranking the applicant on a scale from 1 to 5. In your assessment, does the applicant:

 

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this recommendation letter. Please provide us the required information below:

 

Verification

The Semester Online Registration is for the 2022 Fall Semester. The link to the registration form should only be used and completed by students in the program. If you are a new applicant and did not receive approval for the program yet, please wait until you receive a reply regarding your program application status.

All classes will be held in person. Only audit students and those with extenuating circumstances that cannot attend in person may attend by Zoom with a written letter explaining the extenuating circumstances. Please forward your letter by email to abounasuriel@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please send them directly to fmp.studentaffairs@suscopts.org.

Students are encouraged to inform the FMP if you have any diet restrictions. Otherwise, all attendees of the FMP will eat whatever is offered by the St. Stephen Christian Conference & Retreat Center.

Arrive Thursday,September 1, 2022, after 3:00 pm

Lectures will finish Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 9:30 pm

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

If you are traveling by airplane, the nearest airport is Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is about 45 minutes away from St. Stephen Christian Conference & Retreat Center.

The address for St. Stephen Christian Conference & Retreat Center is 4951 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida 32780

The registration fee per semester includes tuition, room and meals. It does not include transportation.

FALL SEMESTER PROMOTION: Discounted rate below ONLY for Double occupancy – Poolside.

  • Double occupancy – Poolside (Must have a roommate): $400

  • Double occupancy – Waterfront (Must have a roommate): $480

  • Single occupancy – Parking lot: $515

  • Single occupancy – Poolside: $555

  • Single occupancy – Waterfront: $600

Cancellation fee:

  • The cancellation fee is $25.00.

Refunds:

  • Please contact Student Affairs and do NOT contact your credit card company fmp.studentaffairs@suscopts.org

All classes will be held in person. Only audit students and those with extenuating circumstances that cannot attend in person may attend by Zoom with a written letter explaining the extenuating circumstances. Please forward your letter by email to abounasuriel@gmail.com.

 Online registration is currently open. Please use this link: https://registration.suscopts.org/

Every student is required to attend the entire on-site meeting.

With the administration’s approval, a student can miss onsite attendance of a maximum of one course (4 lectures) for the duration of the entire 2-year program. The student will be required to complete the distance assignment of the course. Missing more than one course needs the approval of the administration.

If a student cannot attend the entire on-site meeting, the student should:

  • Get the administration’s approval
  • Attend part of the weekend to ensure that no more than 4 lectures are missed for the duration of the entire 2-year program.

It is up to the administration to determine if a student has to retake a course.

  • Modest attire is required at all times. Please bring appropriate clothes for meetings & Church.

  • No shorts or sleeveless tops (for males or females) are allowed during the meetings or liturgies.