Certificate of Christian Studies

Fuller Theological Seminary

Program Description

Certificate of Christian Studies

Fuller Theological Seminary

The Certificate of Christian Studies offers students an opportunity to complete a personalized, short-term non-degree program to meet a wide range of goals, from training for a specific church or para-church ministry to personal and spiritual enrichment.

All new Certificate of Christian Studies students intending to enroll in Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 are eligible to apply for the Fuller Leadership Scholarship. This new scholarship will cover either one-third or 100% of the certificate’s tuition cost for select students and is designed for ministry and marketplace leaders looking for new ways to impact their congregation, community, and calling.

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Build your own curriculum

The Certificate of Christian Studies offers students the flexibility to build their own pathway of study. Choose a combination of 6 courses from the School of Theology, School of Intercultural Studies, or School of Psychology that support your ministry or vocational goals. At least 3 courses must be from either the School of Theology or the School of Intercultural Studies.

Or focus your studies with suggested topics like

Ministry leadership

Choose any 6 courses relating to Ministry Leadership. Possible course topics, subject to availability, include

  • Dynamics of Power and Gender in Christian Leadership
  • Emerging Adult Spirituality and Ministry
  • Missional Churches and Leadership
  • Introduction to Family Ministry
  • Practices of Vocational Formation
  • Evangelism, Justice, and Emerging Generations
  • Perspectives of, Social Ethics
  • Christian Ethics
  • Preaching as Leadership
  • Leading Change through Youth Ministry Contexts

Marketplace leadership

Choose 6 courses relating to Marketplace Leadership. Possible course topics, subject to availability, include

  • Leadership for Transformation
  • Christian Ethics
  • Perspectives of Social Ethics
  • Dynamics of Power and Gender in Christian Leadership
  • Practices of Vocational Formation
  • Evangelism, Justice, and Emerging Generations

Locations

Students can take classes in Pasadena, Houston, 100% online, or any combination that they choose.

Further studies

Classes taken for this certificate can be used toward a master's degree.

Is this certificate right for you?

As you consider your ministry or vocational call, whether you’re a lawyer in a London law firm, a musician in a Los Angeles jazz band, or a pastor in an Ethiopian church—in whatever context you’re serving—the redeeming, supportive community you’re in right now may be the very place God wants you to prepare for your vocation.

The Certificate of Christian Studies is a good fit for any person looking to be better prepared and able to serve in their church. Or if you are passionate about theological studies, intercultural studies or psychology, and looking for an introduction to Fuller’s master’s programs and to be better prepared theologically, this certificate is for you as well.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is
Online
Campus based
Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Apr. 2019
Duration
Duration
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,960 USD
$415 x 24 units
Information
Deadline
Feb. 1, 2019
Locations
USA - Pasadena, California
Start date : Apr. 2019
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Apr. 2019
USA - Pasadena, California
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
End date Request Info
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