Graduate Certificates are a great way to begin exploring aspects of our Master’s degree programs without committing to the entire program. Each certificate prepares you for a specific aspect of ministry: working in a church, doing counseling, or mentoring others in their spiritual journey. Additionally, each certificate is designed to easily transition into the corresponding Master’s program if desired.


Lay Ministry Program
This 24 credit, 2 year certificate equips you with some essentials for ministry in your local church, deepening your understanding of God’s Word and sharpening your gifts for serving God and the church. All of the courses for the Grad Certificate in Lay Ministry transfer easily into the MA (Religion) program.

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