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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.



  • Church History  
  • Theology 
  • Worship and Preaching (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Christian Education (online with some on campus instruction)
  • Pastoral Care and Leadership  
  • PC(USA) Polity  
  • Introducing Christian Ethics  
  • Evangelism
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Additional courses are in development


Fall 2019 (September 3-November 15)
Application for Admission Deadline is July 12, 2019

CIM.04 Christian Education, Professor David White 
CIM.05 Pastoral Care and Leadership, Professor Chuck Mendenhall

Winter 2020 (January 6-March 13)
Application for Admission Deadline is October 21, 2019

CIM.12  Old Testament, Professor Paul Hooker


Fill out this application form and submit your $25 application fee online.

Please allow up to two weeks to process your application. Once you have been admitted to the program, you will be emailed information to register from the Office of Ministerial Formation and Advanced Studies (OMFAS)

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