The Certificate in Christian Ministries targets staff members who are hired from within churches and who do not have prior bachelor’s degrees, nor Christian college or seminary background.  Students will complete five online courses (three credits each). Upon completion, graduates can apply these fifteen credits toward an online bachelor’s degree at Johnson University.

Application deadlines

Fall 1: July 15
Fall 2: September 15
Spring 1: December 1
Spring 2: February 14
Summer 1: April 1
Summer 2: June 1

Jeff Snell
Program Director

Dept Contact


This certificate does not include any concentrations.


Courses may include:

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Biblical Teaching and Preaching
  • Pastoral Counseling

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Graduates may pursue a variety of career paths in ministry. Graduates may also choose to pursue further studies in Bible and Theology or Congregational Ministry. Graduates can apply the fifteen credits from this certificate toward an online bachelor’s degree at Johnson University.