Certificate of Ministry

Certificate Programs

Our Certificate Program bundles courses into specialized areas of ministry. This enables students to focus their studies, thereby receiving specialized training and equipping for practical ministry. Certificates of Ministry are earned by successfully completing the five courses listed within each particular area of study.

  1. Students may take as many certificate tracks during their course of study as desired to equip themselves with specialized training for practical ministry. Courses do not have to be completed in the order listed.
  2. Courses taken toward the completion of a certificate will also apply toward earning a degree. Successful completion of a second certificate will also qualify a student to apply for the first year Diploma of Theology, etc.
  3. For selected courses in the Certificate Program to qualify toward the appropriate certificate, each student must attend all classes, hear all lectures, read the textbook, and successfully complete the examination. He or she must receive a passing grade on each course and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
  4. The following list includes recommended ministry certificates. However, schools and students may customize a certificate to meet a specific training need.

Certificates of Ministry offer concentrated study in the following areas

Certificate of Ministry in Biblical Studies
BT505 Introduction to Biblical Studies
OT115 Survey of the Old Testament I
OT120 Survey of the Old Testament II
NT115 Survey of the New Testament I
NT120 Survey of the New Testament II

Certificate of Ministry in the Pauline Epistles
NT124 The Book of Galatians, Ronald Cottle
NT211 Romans I, Ronald Cottle
NT313 The Book of Ephesians, James Ferguson
NT421 The Pastoral Letters, James Hodges
NT561 Paul: His Letters

Certificate of Ministry in the Pentateuch
OT314 The Ten Commandments, Ronald Cottle
OT410 The Tabernacle of Moses, Ian Bond
OT660 Genesis and the Grace of God, Charles Gaulden
OT670 The Pentateuch I, Duane Christensen
OT675 The Pentateuch II, Duane Christensen

Certificate of Ministry in Old Testament Prophecy
OT350 The Minor Prophets, Ian Bond
OT399 The Book of Isaiah, Ian Bond
OT519 Major Prophets, Charles Gaulden
OT520 The Book of Ezekiel, Charles Gaulden
OT645 The Anointing: Its Nature and How to Receive It, Ronald Cottle

Certificate of Ministry in Worldview Studies
BT355 Christian Ethics, Mark Rutland
BT425 Apologetics, James Burkett
BT602 Historical Christianity and Other Worldviews, Stanley Fleming
BT725 Philosophy I, Ronald Cottle
BT901 Introduction to Christian Evidences, Mike Chapman

Certificate of Ministry in Advanced Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
PT341 Crucified Life, Sam Drye
PT513 Preparation for Restoration, Ruth Peterson
PT517 Character Determines Destiny, Jennie Newbrough
PT585 A Theology of Purpose, David Baldwin
PT707 Disciples Indeed, David Smith

Certificate of Ministry in Advanced Biblical Counseling
PT251 You Can Be Emotionally Healed, Morris Sheats
CC303 The Road to Restoration, Carol Fallaw
CC505 Healing the Wounded Heart, Jack Frost
CC510 Experiencing the Father’s Embrace, Jack Frost
PT561 No Longer a Victim, Lynn Lucas

Certificate of Ministry in Preaching & Teaching
BT451 Developing Sound Hermeneutics, Ian Bond
PT201 Preaching, Ronald Cottle
PT340 Dynamics of Effective Communication, Randal Langley
PT501 Expository Preaching, Ronald Cottle
PT590 Teaching: A Biblical Perspective, Charles Clark

Certificate of Ministry in Evangelism & Missions
PT301 Equipping for Evangelism, Gary Beasley
PT403 The Theology of Relationships, Gary Stewart
PT415 New Strategies for Evangelism, Gerald Johnson
PT502 Theology of Missions, David Shibley
PT644 Effective Evangelism Strategies for the Twenty-First Century, Jerry Brandt

Certificate of Ministry in Leadership Studies
PT136 Leaders Under Construction, Mark Allen
PT235 A Biblical Understanding of Leadership, Ray Shackelford
PT322 Leadership Principles VII, Ronald Cottle
PT350 Courage to Lead, Morris Sheats
PT511 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Certificate of Ministry in New Testament Studies
NT115 Survey of the New Testament I, Ronald Cottle
NT120 Survey of the New Testament II, Ronald Cottle
NT511 New Testament Theology, Ian Bond
NT560 Paul: The Man, Ronald Cottle
NT510 Peter: The Man and His Ministry, Ian Bond

Certificate of Ministry in the General Epistles & Revelation
NT225 The Book of Hebrews, Ian Bond
NT525 The Letters of John, Ian Bond
NT626 Studies in the Book of James, Charles Gaulden
NT670 The Book of Jude, Mark Allen
NT840 The Seven Churches of Asia, Ronald Cottle

Certificate of Ministry in Old Testament History
OT113 The Book of Esther, Fuchsia Pickett
OT250 Training for Reigning I, Ronald Cottle
OT414 The Book of Nehemiah, Ronald Cottle
OT450 Training for Reigning II, Ronald Cottle
OT561 The Book of Joshua, Paul Harthern

Certificate of Ministry in Theological Foundations
BT105 Back to Basics, Judson Cornwall
BT440 God’s Eternal Plan, Fuchsia Pickett
BT510 Laying the Foundation, James Beall
BT571 A New Testament Study of Grace, Larry Linkous
BT726 Biblical Theology of the Kingdom, James Hodges

Certificate of Ministry in Church History
HT445 History of Christianity in America I, Stephen Mansfield
HT510 The History of the Early Church, Stanley Fleming
HT530 Our Full-Gospel Heritage, Jefferson Thompson
HT630 Heresy and the Development of Christian Doctrine, Stephen Crosby

Certificate of Ministry in the Spirit-Filled Life
BT805 Holy Spirit I, Fuchsia Pickett
PT330 God’s Manifest Presence
PT335 Experiencing and Encountering the Holy Spirit, Larry Keefauver
PT446 God Hedge: The Fruit of the Spirit, Michael Muray
PT680 The Glory of God
HT720 The Apostles’ Creed, Patti Amsden

Certificate of Ministry in Marriage & Family Studies
CC310 A Study of Christian Marriage and Child-Training, Gary Beasley
CC451 Portrait of Christian Marriage and Family, Michael Murray
CC525 Biblical Building Blocks for Marriage and Family, Scott & Cheryl Scheer
CC555 Godly Foundations for Parenting, Larry Keefauver
CC660 You Can Have a Happy Family, Morris Sheats

Certificate of Ministry in Prayer & Intercession
BT225 Prayer: Its Power and Purpose, J. Gordon Henry
BT623 How to Pray the Father’s Heart, Terry Mahan
PT125 The Praying Church, Sue Curran
PT623 Prayer In Another Dimension, Sue Curran
PT816 How to Hear the Voice of God, Drew Rousse

Certificate of Ministry in Healing Ministry
PT521 Advanced Deliverance I, Drew Rousse
PT551 Divine Health and Healing Principles, Michael Joyner
PT663 Healing the Wounded Heart, Jack Frost
PT665 Soteria: God’s Plan for Health, Scott VanLue
PT668 Restoring the Foundations I, Chester & Betsey Kylstra

Certificate in Ministry in Advanced Leadership Studies
PT255 Leadership Principles I, Ronald Cottle
PT420 Strengthening Leaders, Paul Estes
PT555 Leadership Principles II, Ronald Cottle
PT675 Cultivating Kingdom Champions, David Baldwin
PT705 Leadership Principles V, Ronald Cottle

Certificate of Ministry in the Gospels & Acts
NT113 The Beatitudes, Ronald Cottle
NT531 Synoptic Gospels I, Ronald Cottle
NT532 Synoptic Gospels II, Ronald Cottle
NT555 The Book of Acts, Jerry Horner
NT636 The Lord’s Prayer, Ronald Cottle

Certificate of Ministry in Old Testament Studies
OT115 Survey of the Old Testament I, Charles Gaulden
OT120 Survey of the Old Testament II, Charles Gaulden
OT401 The Bible As a Whole, Duane Christensen
OT525 Old Testament Theology, Ian Bond
OT350 The Minor Prophets, Ian Bond

Certificate of Ministry in Old Testament Poetry
OT542 The Book of Proverbs, Charles Gaulden
OT527 Psalms: A Hebrew History, Charles Gaulden
OT529 The Twenty-Third Psalm, Alvis Harthern
OT570 Song of Solomon I, Ronald Cottle
OT611 Pearls of Wisdom from the Proverbs, Greg Hinnant

Certificate of Ministry in Systematic Theology
BT108 Theology: The Nature, Essence and Attributes of God, Mike Chapman BT321 Christology, Sandra Kennedy
BT502 Systematic Theology I, John Durden
BT625 Eschatology I, Ian Bond
BT945 Ecclesiology II, Larry Pyle

Certificate of Ministry in Marketplace Ministry
PT507 Seven Basic Biblical Principles for Success in the Marketplace, William Crum
PT597 Financial Wisdom to Create True Wealth, George Meyers
PT633 God’s Systems on Success, Dr. Zonnya
PT667 Kingdom Business Leadership I, George Meyers
PT687 Kingdom Business Leadership II, George Meyers

Certificate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling
CC150 Introduction to Biblical Counseling, Mike Chapman
CC176 Foundations of Christian Counseling, Leroy Judd
CC511 Interpersonal Relationships and Personality Patterns, David Baldwin
CC520 Resolving Conflict and Anger God’s Way, William Graybill
CC960 Journey Toward Wholeness, Don Crossland

Certificate of Ministry in Pastoral Ministry
PT519 The Bible and Hospitality, Doris Asbury
PT535 Practical Ministry Principles, Ken Gaub
PT595 The Emerging Missional Church, Greg Williamson
PT690 Relational Team Building, David Baldwin
PT727 Building Churches That Last, Larry Asplund

Certificate of Ministry in Worship Ministry
BT545 A Theology of Worship, Fuchsia Pickett
OT214 Davidic Worship: Tabernacle of David, Paul Harthern
PT508 The Priority of Praise and Worship, Ronald Kenoly
PT540 A Study of Biblical Worship, Paul Freeman
PT605 The Philosophy of Worship, Judson Cornwall

Certificate of Ministry in Spiritual Warfare
PT526 The Believer’s Authority, Randy Clark
PT606 The Theology of Spiritual Authority, Gary Kisner
PT616 Spiritual Warfare, Milford Gamble
PT640 Freer Than You Ever Dreamed, Sue Curran
PT641 Spiritual Deception: A Biblical Study, Michael Sedler

Certificate of Ministry in Apostolic Ministry
PT213 Spiritual Fathering, Ken Sumrall
PT528 Apostolic Ministry, John Kelly
PT587 Contemporary Christian Issues, Phillip Byler
PT645 The Apostle and the Church, Ronald Cottle
PT685 Leadership Principles III, Ronald Cottle