Christian Ministries Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministries targets staff members who are hired from within churches who have prior bachelor’s degrees but do not have Christian college or seminary background. Students will complete six online courses (1.5 credits each).

Each class lasts seven weeks; students take one class at a time. Students who complete the certificate can apply these 9 credits toward a master’s degree.

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Interpret Scripture accurately by assessing and integrating biblical research, resources, and skills.
  • Integrate and appreciate foundational Restoration Movement principles.
  • Communicate the truth and relevance of Scripture in ways consistent with gifts and ministry responsibilities.
  • Facilitate spiritual growth in themselves and others through assessment and integration of key resources and practices.
  • Lead effectively in ministry by assessing and integrating key biblical passages and principles.

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Required Courses
Foundations for Understanding and Applying the Bible
Foundations for Biblical Teaching and Preaching
Foundations for Implementing Restoration Movement Principles
Foundations for Spiritual Formation
Foundations for Effective Leadership Ministry
Foundations for Understanding the Entire Story of Scripture