Christian Foundation Certificate

Lay a foundation for the rest of your life!

Our Foundation Program prepares students for continuing their studies at another institution of higher education or simply for Christian life and service at the lay level. At full-time enrollment, the program may be completed in one year. It is perfect for students considering a Gap Year experience.

  • CM131 RESEARCH METHODS
  • EN211 CHRISTIAN LITERARY AND DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS
  • TH221 REVELATION AND THE AUTHORITY BIBLE
  • OT111 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • NT111 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • PM211 SPIRITUAL FORMATION
  • TH100 LIFE & THEOLOGY OF J. WESLEY
  • BI101 HERMENEUTICS
  • PM113 WORSHIP
  • Electives

* Composition is required through either a semester class or equivalency program

​TOTAL PROGRAM = 31 units

 

Basic Ministerial Certificates

Our Basic Ministerial Certificates provide general background in biblical and theological education. They are designed for students who already possess a Bachelor’s Degree but who desire training in Bible and/or a specific area of Christian ministry. With full-time enrollment, the certificate may be completed in two years.

 

Ministerial Certificate in Bible
Prerequisite – Bachelor’s degree

  • PM113 WORSHIP
  • TH100 LIFE & THEOLOGY OF J. WESLEY
  • BI101 HERMENEUTICS
  • PM211 SPIRITUAL FORMATION
  • EN211 CHRISTIAN LITERARY AND DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS
  • OT111 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • NT112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • CH211 CHURCH HISTORY I
  • CH212 CHURCH HISTORY II
  • MA142 PERSONAL AND CHURCH FINANCE
  • TH311 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
  • TH312 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
  • TH221 REVELATION AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
  • SR450 CAPSTONE
  • ELECTIVES IN BIBLE
  • GENERAL ELECTIVES

TOTAL PROGRAM = 66 units

 

Pastoral Ministry Certificate
Prerequisite – Bachelor’s degree

  • PM113 WORSHIP
  • TH100 LIFE & THEOLOGY OF J. WESLEY
  • BI101 HERMENEUTICS
  • PM211 SPIRITUAL FORMATION
  • EN211 CHRISTIAN LITERARY AND DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS
  • OT111 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • NT112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • CH211 CHURCH HISTORY I
  • CH212 CHURCH HISTORY II
  • MA142 PERSONAL AND CHURCH FINANCE
  • TH311 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
  • TH312 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
  • TH221 REVELATION AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
  • SR450 CAPSTONE
  • PM311 HOMILETICS I
  • PM312 HOMILETICS II
  • PM411 PASTORAL WORK
  • PM413 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  • PM412 PASTORAL COUNSELING
  • CE111 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

TOTAL PROGRAM = 60 units

 

Student Ministries Certificate
Prerequisite – Bachelor’s degree

  • PM113 WORSHIP
  • TH100 LIFE & THEOLOGY OF J. WESLEY
  • BI101 HERMENEUTICS
  • PM211 SPIRITUAL FORMATION
  • EN211 CHRISTIAN LITERARY AND DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS
  • OT111 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • NT112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • CH211 CHURCH HISTORY I
  • CH212 CHURCH HISTORY II
  • MA142 PERSONAL AND CHURCH FINANCE
  • TH311 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
  • TH312 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
  • TH221 REVELATION AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
  • SR450 CAPSTONE
  • SM101 FOUNDATIONS OF STUDENT MINISTRY
  • SM102 CONTEMPORARY ADOLESSCENT CULTURE
  • SM201 METHODS OF STUDENT MINISTRY
  • SM202 MAKING DISCIPLES
  • SM401 LEADERSHIP IN STUDENT MINISTRIES
  • MI101 FOUNDATION OF GOD’S MISSIONS

TOTAL PROGRAM = 60 units

 

Christian Apologetics Certificate
Prerequisite – Bachelor’s degree

  • PM113 WORSHIP
  • TH100 LIFE & THEOLOGY OF J. WESLEY
  • BI101 HERMENEUTICS
  • PM211 SPIRITUAL FORMATION
  • EN211 CHRISTIAN LITERARY AND DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS
  • OT111 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • NT112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • CH211 CHURCH HISTORY I
  • CH212 CHURCH HISTORY II
  • MA142 PERSONAL AND CHURCH FINANCE
  • TH311 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
  • TH312 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
  • TH221 REVELATION AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
  • SR450 CAPSTONE
  • TH212 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS I
  • TH350 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS II
  • PH100 NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS
  • PH300 CHRISTIAN ETHICS
  • TH400 SCIENCE AND APOLOGETICS
  • ELECTIVE IN APOLOGETICS

TOTAL PROGRAM = 60 units

 

Missions Certificate
Prerequisite – Bachelor’s degree

  • PM113 WORSHIP
  • TH100 LIFE & THEOLOGY OF J. WESLEY
  • BI101 HERMENEUTICS
  • PM211 SPIRITUAL FORMATION
  • EN211 CHRISTIAN LITERARY AND DEVOTIONAL CLASSICS
  • OT111 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • NT112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
  • CH211 CHURCH HISTORY I
  • CH212 CHURCH HISTORY II
  • MA142 PERSONAL AND CHURCH FINANCE
  • TH311 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
  • TH312 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
  • TH221 REVELATION AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
  • SR450 CAPSTONE
  • MI101 FOUNDATION OF GOD’S MISSION
  • MI201 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • MI223 COMMUNICATING THE GOSPEL CROSS-CULTURALLY
  • SM202 MAKING DISCIPLES
  • PM412 PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH PLANTING
  • MI415 MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP /MISSIONAL CHURCH

TOTAL PROGRAM = 60 units