Certificate in Lay Leadership

The Certificate in Lay Leadership (CLL) is a non-credit program that allows you to take courses and deepen your faith through academic learning without feeling the pressure of being a for-credit student. The courses offered for this certificate will help you build on your theological knowledge and give you relevant skills for serving in tomorrow’s church – no matter what that looks like.

At completion, the Certificate is awarded by Acadia Divinity College at our annual Commissioning Service.

Program Overview

Course NumberCourse Name
IDTH 2010Orientation (Pass/Fail)
Biblical Studies
BIBL 2023Survey of the Bible
BIBL 2013Interpreting the Bible
Christian Thought
THEO 3013Christian Theology 1
THEO 3023Christian Theology 2
Ministry Electives – Choose 3
EVAN 3013Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
EVAN 3023Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
SPFM 3013Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
PAST 3053Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching
DISP 3013Transformational Discipleship Ministry
NXGN 3013 OR NXGN 3063Youth and Family Ministry OR Children’s Ministry

  1. Students with no post-secondary education who are under 55 years of age and who are seeking ordination should enrol in the Bachelor of Theology program. Those over 55 years of age who are seeking ordination should enrol in the Certificate of Ministerial Studies.