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Certificate In Ministry (CIM)

The Certificate in Ministry is a primarily online 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.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • 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)

ELECTIVES:

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

SCHEDULE

Fall 2017: Sept 5 – Nov 10
Application Deadline is July 14, 2017

CIM.04R Christian Education, taught by Professor David White
CIM.09E Introducing Christian Ethics, taught by Professor Asante Todd

 

Winter 2018: January 2 – March 9
Application Deadline is November 3, 2017

CIM.07E PC(USA) Polity, taught by Professor Paul Hooker
CIM.02R Reading the Bible Theologically, taught by Professor Cynthia Rigby

 

Spring 2018: April 2 – June 8
Application Deadline is February 9, 2018

CIM.01R Church History, taught by Professor David Johnson
CIM.08E Comparative Religion, taught by Professor Whit Bodman


APPLICATION

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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