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.

Semester 1 
Hermeneutics 3 cr. hrs.
Life In The Spirit 3 cr. hrs.
Gospels 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Theology Elective 3 cr. hrs.
Approved Children's Ministry Elective (Directed Study) 3 cr. hrs.
Semester 2 
*Approved CFM Elective (Directed Study) 3 cr. hrs.
Ministry to Post-Modern Families 3 cr. hrs.
Personal and Spiritual Formation 3 cr. hrs.
Systematic Theology I: God & The Human Condition 3 cr. hrs.
Field Education - CFM Introductory Practicum 3 cr. hrs.