You don’t have to drop your fishing nets and follow Jesus to seminary! Austin Seminary offers rich online education for those who wish to deepen their understanding of Christian faith and practices. Courses curated by our faculty and staff are designed to prepare you for lay leadership roles in your community of faith.
Education Beyond the Walls Launches EBW Springs!
EBW Springs is an online gathering space bubbling with refreshing ideas that refresh you. Part online learning platform, part social connection hub, EBW Springs offers e-courses, groups focused on things that matter to you, and thought-provoking conversation threads. We invite you to dive in or just get your toes wet. Come to EBW Springs and:
- Engage in theological education that meets you where you are and helps you go where you are being called.
- Connect with people who share your interests and who care about the same topics.
- Exchange experiences, insights and ideas around our shared mission of transformation.
- Find a little inspiration for your journey.
There’s plenty of room in the water!
Certificate in Ministry
Students enrolled in the Certificate in Ministry program will take classes in Bible and theology, preaching and worship, Christian education, and pastoral care and leadership. All classes are developed and taught by Austin Seminary faculty. All are offered online and one or two require brief times together with other students and faculty on campus. The certificate may meet requirements for Commissioned Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Learn what courses are offered for the upcoming semester, and learn about the procedure for enrolling in the Certificate in Ministry program here.
Certificate in Jewish-Christian Relationship
The Certificate in Jewish-Christian Relationship is focused on the deepening of relationships between Christians and Jews through close readings of sacred texts, increased familiarity with these religious traditions’ respective histories, theologies, and liturgies, and an emphasis on ethics in both traditions.
Learn what course is offered for the upcoming semester, and learn about the procedure for enrolling in the Certificate in Jewish-Christian Relationship program here.
Certificado en Ministerio
Our online certificate program, designed and taught by Spanish speakers, offers transformative theological learning experiences for ministers, teachers, healers, and community members who want to nourish their minds, hearts, and spirits.