Graduate certificates are designed to equip leaders in selected areas of ministry. Leaders who serve in local churches or denominational organizations and agencies can benefit through certificate study.
All certificates were revised recently into fewer certificates with greater flexibility and transferability. Any courses taken as part of the certificate curriculum can be transferred easily into a graduate level degree. Interest in a specific ministry area can best be satisfied by one of four certificates: Age Group Ministry, Life Span Discipleship, Collegiate Ministry, or Christian Education (see catalog). Choose based on your level of interest in either teaching or discipleship.
The curriculum of the certificate program is composed of graduate courses offered by the Seminary in a variety of learning settings. The required courses are offered regularly on campus, online or as mentoring options. A good variety of electives are also offered on campus, online, or as workshops.
Upon completion of an 18-hour Discipleship and Ministry Leadership Division Certificate students who desire additional educational preparation may pursue a Master of Divinity degree (MDIV/CE, MDIV/Leadership, MDIV/Collegiate), a Masters of Arts (MACE), or a Master of Arts in Discipleship (MADI) degree by transferring earned credit from graduate certificate courses.
For additional information contact the Office of the Registrar for enrollment process.
Discipleship and Ministry Leadership Graduate Certificates:
Age Group Ministry
Life Span Discipleship