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Certificate In Ministry (CIM)

The Certificate in Ministry is a program for church leaders and others seeking substantive theological education but who are not planning to pursue study in a degree program. Seven courses are required to complete the certificate program.

Anyone who seeks theological preparation for church leadership or wishes to enrich his/her personal theological understanding will be well-served by the CIM program. In particular, the CIM may meet requirements for Commissioned Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and for leadership in other Christian traditions.


  • Church History (online)
  • Reading the Bible Theologically (online)
  • Worship and Preaching (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Christian Education (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Pastoral Care and Leadership (online)
  • Ministry Foundations in Bible and Theology (online)


  • PC(USA) Polity (online)
  • Comparative Religion (online)
  • Introducing Christian Ethics (online)
  • Additional courses are in development


Winter 2015: Jan. 5, 2015-March 20, 2015

Registration: Nov. 10, 2014-Nov. 24, 2014

Application Deadline is Nov. 7, 2014

  • Pastoral Care and Leadership (Mendenhall)
  • Reading the Bible Theologically (Rigby)

Spring 2015: March 30, 2015-June 5, 2015

Registration: March 2, 2015-March 13, 2015

Application Deadline is Feb. 27, 2014

  • Introducting Christian Ethics (Todd)
  • TBA


If you are interested in this program, please click on the "Application" link below. You may register for courses as soon as you have been admitted to the program; please allow up to two weeks to process your application.

Download the application on the "Apply Now" page

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