CU’s affordable online Christian ministry certificate teaches the advanced skills for biblical and theological studies, ministry and leadership.

Ranked in the top 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the U.S.

Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 1 Year
Credit Hours: 27
Cost Per Credit: $584
Accreditation: SACSCOC

Certificate – Christian Ministry Overview

Campbellsville University’s online Christian ministry certificate provides a strong foundation in theology. You will explore the biblical, historical and practical fundamentals of ministry work and can therefore enhance your career in areas such as ministry, missions or church administration. The online program includes significant study of subjects like the Old Testament, New Testament, pastoral ministries, church history, Christian theology, philosophy and the Gospels. The certificate will help you become a professional servant leader who can create a positive impact on their communities.

The online ministry certificate features the same high-quality education as Campbellsville’s other undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Simply complete the certificate to advance your career or utilize the program as a stepping-stone for the associate or bachelor’s ministry degrees. The certificate can be completed in about a year, and there are six start dates available for the eight-week courses.

The ministry certificate is perfect for those who wish to become involved in Christian ministry, are already ministers serving churches or are ministers who have been unable to engage in a lengthy post-secondary program.

The program is designed and taught by faculty members who will help deepen your relationship with Christ and have real-world Christian ministry experience. It is also fully online, so the busy individual can conveniently complete their coursework during their own time.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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Course Map

The online certificate in Christian ministry consists of the student’s choice of nine courses, for a total of 27 credit hours. The certificate only requires ministry courses and has no general education requirements.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to Campbellsville’s certificate in Christian ministry, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the Online application.
  2. Submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended, along with a complete record of all courses attempted, to the Office of Admissions.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official copies of high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores to the Office of Admissions.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online certificate in Christian ministry costs $565 per course. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Christian Ministry

Those who graduate from Campbellsville University’s online certificate in Christian ministry program can advance their career. Potential career outcomes include:

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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