Children’s Ministry Certificate

This program can be completed in as little as 8 months (2 study terms) and is designed for individuals who are active in children's ministry in their church. Students planning to become children's pastors can use most of the courses taken in this program towards a bachelor's degree.

The program consists of a core of Biblical and Theological Studies courses to give individuals a solid foundation. Courses that introduce students to children's and family ministries are added to provide the basics for working with children in a ministry setting.

Year 1


Orientation to Online Learning 1 cr. hr.

Hermeneutics 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Personal Formation 3 cr. hrs.
The Bible as Story 3 cr. hrs.
Gospels 3 cr. hrs.
Teaching Methods and Theories of Learning 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Personal Effectiveness 1 cr. hrs.
Interpersonal Communication 3 cr. hrs.
Wolrdviews and Contemporary Culture 3 cr. hrs.
Foundations of Family Ministry 3 cr. hrs.
Leadership and Team Dynamics 3 cr. hrs.
Theology I: God & the Human Condition 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Relationships 1 cr. hrs.