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).

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

Dr. Jeff Snell
Program Director

Dept Contact


This certificate does not include any concentrations.


Courses may include:

  • Foundations for Understanding and Applying the Bible
  • Foundations for Biblical Preaching and Teaching
  • Foundations for Spiritual Formation
  • Foundations for Effective Leadership Ministry

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.