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Online Learning

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.

Certificate Programs

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.

Read more here.


Through our Webinar Wednesday series, members of our faculty bring their expertise to bear on topics of interest to our community. To participate in an upcoming Webinar Wednesday—or in one of our other lifelong learning events, please check out our Workshops Calendar here.

EBW YouTube Channel

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