Online Certificate in Christian Ministry
The Certificate in Christian Ministry is designed to assist ministers concurrently serving churches and/or ministers who have, thus far, been unable to engage in post-secondary study of a more intensive nature. For individuals with no undergraduate hours in Christian Studies, the 27-hour certificate provides them with the background needed to continue ministry preparation at the graduate level. In addition, the Certificate in Christian Ministry online program provides biblical, theological, historical and practical foundations for Christian service.
Students will study foundational courses in biblical history, interpretive skills, basics of theology, church history, principles of pastoral leadership, preaching, evangelism and growing a healthy church. All courses taught in this program are fully accredited and may later be applied toward degree programs for which they match the requirements.
The Certificate in Christian Ministry online program can serve as an excellent first step towards further graduate study in Christian studies, especially for the nontraditional student.
- Undergraduate admissions application.
- Official transcript that reflects the highest level of education completed.
The Certificate in Christian Ministry is especially suited to have an immediate impact on a student’s current ministry position. The knowledge gained through the online classes can be put to use in the church environment, and the program of study allows a solid foundation for future undergraduate, as well as graduate study.
Many church ministers undoubtedly experience God’s calling on their life and a measure of gifting that allows them to serve their congregations. The Certificate in Christian Ministry online program enables these ministers to function in current assignments at a higher level. For others, who sense the call to enter Christian service but are not yet in a ministry position, the certificate provides them with foundational knowledge and skills that will be attractive to potential congregations or useful in other ministry settings.
What our students say:
I am blessed to be a participant in Campbellsville University’s online Certificate in Christian Ministries program. The online courses have allowed me the flexibility to follow God’s call on my life while maintaining a full-time job, serving in my church, and fulfilling my responsibilities to my family. The faculty members have been gracious and allowed for easy, open communication whenever necessary.
As a pharmacist, my training is not in theology or church history. However, the online certificate is designed so that persons of any background can further their knowledge in the truth and prepare their hearts and minds for wherever God is leading them to serve. My life has already been enriched by a deeper understanding of His word, and I look with excited expectation to how He will use it for His glory! –Sarah McCreary, PharmD, RPh
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