1 Year Certificates 2017-10-06T23:50:48+00:00
1 YEAR CERTIFICATES

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Our 1 Year certificate programs will give you an introductory understanding of the Bible and then help you understand how to apply it into a specific area depending on the certificate’s emphasis. All of these certificate programs are available on campus or through distance education.

Explore our 1-year certificates

Certificate in Transformational Leadership (26 Units)

The Certificate in Transformational Leadership is the program that we believe every Christian should go through. In particular the program is designed for three groups of people: 1) Graduating High School students, 2) Students transitioning out of college, and 3) People already involved in a career.

The program culminates with a final project which is an actionable plan for integrating the gospel into the student’s future plans, whether at work on Monday or at another college next fall. This program equips people to deeply integrate the gospel and their faith into their lives and work.

Course Chart:

Required Courses Units
Bible Study Methods 3
Introduction to Discipleship Counseling 2
Old Testament Overview (Survey) 1–2 6
New Testament Overview (Survey) 3
Gospel and Culture 2
Worldview & Apologetics 3
Christianity and the Arts 2
Theology of Work: Why Work Matters 3
Final Project: A Plan for Your Future 2
Total:  26

Certificate in Youth Ministry (24 units)

The Certificate in Youth Ministry is designed for Youth Pastors or volunteers who want to be trained to minister more effectively. Students will be taught to study the Bible, to disciple and counsel students, to think through biblical principles related to the purpose and method of youth ministry, and to understand and effectively engage the worldview and culture of today’s youth.

Course Chart:

 
Required Courses Units
Bible Study Methods 3
Introduction to Discipleship Counseling 2
Old Testament Survey 1–2 6
New Testament Survey 3
Missional Church 2
Worldview & Apologetics 3
Youth Counseling 3
Communication 3
Total: 25

Certificate in Discipleship & Counseling (24 units)

The Certificate in Discipleship & Counseling is designed for every person in the church body. Christians are all called to be involved in the lives of the people around them and to minister as needs arise. This program guides Christians in thinking through biblical principles related to discipleship, counseling on a variety of issues, and understanding and effectively engaging the worldviews of the people they interact with.

Course Chart:

Required Courses Units
Bible Study Methods 3
Introduction to Discipleship Counseling 2
Old Testament Survey 1–2 6
New Testament Survey 3
Missional Church 2
Worldview & Apologetics 3
Marriage & Family Issues 3
3 Units of Counseling Electives 3
Total:  25

Certificate in Christian Ministry (24 units)

The Certificate in Christian Ministry is designed for Christians who are heavily involved in the ministry of their local church. Whether paid staff or volunteers, this program provides active Christians with the conceptual, theological, and practical tools to effectively minister in a variety of church settings.

Course Chart:

Bible Study Methods 3
Introduction to Discipleship Counseling 2
Old Testament Survey 1–2 6
New Testament Survey 3
Missional Church 2
Worldview & Apologetics 3
Missional Leadership 2
Communication 3
Total: 24

Certificate in Global Ministry (24 units)

The Certificate in Global Ministry is designed to train Christians to live as missionaries. Primarily, the emphasis is upon cross-cultural missions, but the program would also benefit Christians wanting to more effectively engage their local community, as well as Christians taking part in short-term missions trips. Students will be taught to study the Bible, given an understanding of God’s mission in this world and heart for the nations, and trained to effectively engage and minister to people in any cultural context.

Course Chart:

Required Courses Units
Bible Study Methods 3
Introduction to Discipleship Counseling 2
Old Testament Survey 1–2 6
New Testament Survey 3
Missional Church 2
Worldview & Apologetics 3
5 Units of Missions Electives (E.g., Cross-Cultural Church Planting, Perspectives, Theology of Missions) 5
Total:  24
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I’m learning to love people better, not only through the things I’m learning in my classes, but through the amazing community of students and teachers who model it for me.

Nate Nolt, Current Student