Certificate of Ministerial Studies
This undergraduate-level non-credit program is designed to provide those over 55 years of age who are seeking ordination with a foundation of Biblical Studies, Theology, Christian History, and practical ministry. Applicants should normally have been accepted by their church or denomination as a candidate for ordination.
To earn a completion certificate, students in this program must pass every course and earn an average of at least 55%. Course expectations are adjusted by the professor after determining the student’s capacity.
|Course Number||Course Name|
|IDST 2010||Orientation (non-credit course)|
|BIBL 2013||Interpreting the Bible|
|BIBL 3013||Introduction to the OT 1|
|BIBL 3023||Introduction to the OT 2|
|BIBL 3033||Introduction to the NT 1|
|BIBL 3043||Introduction to the NT 2|
|CHUR 2033||History of Christianity|
|THEO 3013||Christian Theology 1|
|THEO 3023||Christian Theology 2|
|THEO 3033||Christian Ethics|
|CHUR 30231||Baptist History and Polity|
|EVAN 3013||Evangelism & Mission in Contemporary Society|
|EVAN 3023||Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations|
|SPFM 3013||Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders|
|PAST 3043||Effective Preaching & Engaging Worship|
|PAST 3013||Developing Pastoral Identity for … Ministry|
|DISP 3013||Transformational Discipleship Ministry|
|PACC 3013||Understanding Pastoral Care & Counselling|
|PAST 4013||Mentored Ministry 1|
|PAST 4023||Mentored Ministry 2|
|YYAM 3013||Youth and Family Ministry|
1 Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 3023). Those seeking ordination within another
denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting denominational studies
requirements within their traditions.
Those applying to the Certificate in ministerial Studies must be over 55 years of age and have no formal education beyond the High School level.