overview

When you enroll in the Certificate in Theology and Ministry program, you become part of a community of learners. Just as you would in a traditional classroom, you will engage the course material with your peers, faculty, and teaching assistants online. Get ready to interact online with curious Christian leaders from across the country and globe.

Course Platform

The inviting environment of the online course platform engages students in active learning. Course material includes video, audio, reading, and writing, and is organized into modules, creating a clear learning path. Complete course material on your own schedule while meeting weekly deadlines. Teaching assistants follow your progress and respond weekly to your work in the learning path. You will exchange ideas with peers in the discussion board. You can expect to spend 8 to 12 hours per week on course material. Except for a few required books and the live sessions, all course work is completed and submitted in the course platform.

LIVE Sessions

Live sessions are the time to interact, in person, with the faculty instructors. From our campus studio, faculty can see and hear each online student and interact as they would in a traditional classroom. The four core courses include three live sessions with the faculty for a total of 12 live sessions throughout the program. Live sessions normally take place on Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time.   

Live Small Group Discussions

For each core course, you may sign up to take part in a small group discussion led online by teaching assistants. A simple video meeting platform is used. Small groups meet once per course during the fourth week. Small group discussion provides another way to reflect on the material and engage with others in discussion. Participation in a small group is optional.