Application Steps & Documents
There are two application deadlines per year—December 1st and May 1st. Here's the application process:
Documents to Help Your Institution Promote and Apply to the Certification Program:
1. Complete the Application Form.
Your institution must complete an application form for the GreenFaith Certification Program.
2. Create a Green Team and have each Team member sign the commitment form.
Your institution must create a Green Team to oversee your efforts in the Program. Diversity is critical: this Team should include lay and ordained leaders, facilities maintenance staff, and representatives from the buildings and grounds, finance, worship, education, and social action committees as well as young leaders from your congregation. All Green Team members must read and sign the Green Team Commitment Form.
3. Make a Formal, Public Commitment.
Your institution’s governing board must pass a resolution endorsing the program, and your ordained leader must make a public spoken and written statement in support of your institution’s participation. A copy of the resolution and the date and copy of your ordained leader’s public and written statements must be included in your Application.
4. Submit All Application Materials Online
The completed application with all materials should be submitted here. We ask that you do not mail the application unless absolutely necessary, in order to save paper.
5. Pay the Tuition Fee
Each accepted institution must pay a tuition fee to take part in the Certification Program. Click here for more information about these tuition fees. There are some tuition subsidies available through GreenFaith's denominational partnerships.