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A certificate provides an opportunity for individuals to focus on meaningful education in a specialized area of study. It is also a method for students to study subjects outside of their concentration or to show advanced competency.  You may be wondering, what is a certificate in theology? The certificate enables individuals to demonstrate proficiency in a theological discipline and meet stan… Read more

A certificate provides an opportunity for individuals to focus on meaningful education in a specialized area of study. It is also a method for students to study subjects outside of their concentration or to show advanced competency. 

You may be wondering, what is a certificate in theology? The certificate enables individuals to demonstrate proficiency in a theological discipline and meet standards for an intellectual dimension of faith formation. The program length is between one and two years, although some universities allow up to three years to complete the required final courses. Many students who earn a certificate further their education by obtaining a degree in ministry.

The benefits of acquiring a certificate in theology include providing students with a component in preparation for ministry, a fundamental knowledge of theology for personal interest, or preparation for further study. It also provides a competitive edge for individuals who wish to prepare for service in new ministries.

Fees vary depending on the institution and length of the program. Interested individuals should research program costs thoroughly before enrolling to ensure that it meets their financial and educational goals.

Earning a certificate in theology enables individuals to act as advocates for religion, spreading the word wherever they go. Individuals may serve as a missionaries, educators, scholars, or religious leaders. Employment may be found in elementary and secondary schools, faith-based organizations, general medical and surgical hospitals, home health care services, colleges, or professional schools. These institutions need dedicated professionals to run departments, counsel patients and clients, and assist people with matters regarding spirituality and religion.

Online programs are available to individuals worldwide. Internet-based courses are ideal for students requiring flexibility or with little access to a learning facility. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training
Beugen , Netherlands

The Cornerstone one year program also called the certificate program, provides training for students who prepare for cross-cultural support ministries, short-term cross-cultur ... +

The Cornerstone one year program also called the certificate program, provides training for students who prepare for cross-cultural support ministries, short-term cross-cultural ministry and for those who for other reasons have limited time for training. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
31 Mar 2021
Campus
 
NationsUniversity

This program is designed to challenge the seasoned and inform the new Bible student. Outcomes of the program are to give a fresh introduction to the scriptures, tools for corr ... +

This program is designed to challenge the seasoned and inform the new Bible student. Outcomes of the program are to give a fresh introduction to the scriptures, tools for correctly explaining the word of truth, and equipping personal spiritual formation. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Online
 
Wycliffe College
Toronto , Canada

If your schedule is already packed, but you still want to deepen your knowledge of your faith, this certificate is our shortest and most cost-effective way. Enjoy the benefits ... +

If your schedule is already packed, but you still want to deepen your knowledge of your faith, this certificate is our shortest and most cost-effective way. Enjoy the benefits of the MTS program, but with reduced time investment. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 

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St John's College
Nottingham , United Kingdom

For those who wish to acquire an advanced study in theology through a short programme, we offer a Graduate Certificate in theology, ministry, and mission, validated by Durham ... +

For those who wish to acquire an advanced study in theology through a short programme, we offer a Graduate Certificate in theology, ministry, and mission, validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. In this part-time course, you will study level 5 and 6 modules, usually over one year. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
English
Online
 
Boyce College
Louisville , USA

Seven out of 10 teenagers who are active in their youth groups will leave the church after high school. This one-year program is intended to help establish a foundation in a b ... +

Seven out of 10 teenagers who are active in their youth groups will leave the church after high school. This one-year program is intended to help establish a foundation in a biblical worldview in first-time students preparing for further studies at Boyce or a university. -
Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Maryvale Institute
Birmingham , United Kingdom

The Y.M.S.C. course is aimed at those already employed in either a paid or voluntary capacity in youth work/ministry/school chaplaincy and can include those who initially unde ... +

The Y.M.S.C. course is aimed at those already employed in either a paid or voluntary capacity in youth work/ministry/school chaplaincy and can include those who initially undertake a gap year placement in a youth centre, but who often continue into longer-term positions, including leadership. -
Certificate
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cornerstone Institute
Cape Town , South Africa

The Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry provides Christians with foundational and practical training to equip and empower them to build God’s kingdom in their sphere of i ... +

The Higher Certificate in Christian Ministry provides Christians with foundational and practical training to equip and empower them to build God’s kingdom in their sphere of influence. -
Advanced Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Martin Luther College - Online Programs
New Ulm , USA

Worship coordinator, Sunday school director, church administrator, youth leader: When a congregation or para-church organization needs a specific type of ministry that doesn’t ... +

Worship coordinator, Sunday school director, church administrator, youth leader: When a congregation or para-church organization needs a specific type of ministry that doesn’t include preaching, it may decide to fill that need by calling a staff minister. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Scottish Baptist College
Paisley , United Kingdom

Certificate in Theology and Pastoral Studies by blended learning. This is a validated qualification awarded by the University of the West of Scotland, bearing credits equivale ... +

Certificate in Theology and Pastoral Studies by blended learning. This is a validated qualification awarded by the University of the West of Scotland, bearing credits equivalent to the first year of a University degree. -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Online
 
Summit Christian College
Gering , USA

Certificate in Christian Foundations - Designed to give students a firm foundation in their faith in Christ as they go out into the secular workplace or the local church. It e ... +

Certificate in Christian Foundations - Designed to give students a firm foundation in their faith in Christ as they go out into the secular workplace or the local church. It equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to stand firm in the faith and share it with those around them. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Crossroads College
Rochester , USA

In partnership with Hope International University, The School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) equips emerging leaders with the knowledge and skills needed for effective ... +

In partnership with Hope International University, The School of Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) equips emerging leaders with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and relevant ministry. Courses are conveniently delivered and offer a collaborative student learning environment, designed to be instantly applicable to real-life ministry situations. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Eston College
Eston , Canada

Invest one year to establish a stronger foundation in the knowledge of the Word, experience the presence of God and discover new ways to worship and do ministry in community.

Invest one year to establish a stronger foundation in the knowledge of the Word, experience the presence of God and discover new ways to worship and do ministry in community. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
 
Ethica Institute Of Islamic Finance
Dubai , United Arab Emirates

The award-winning ACIFE Financial Analysis is Ethica’s advanced certification in the most commonly performed calculations used inside an Islamic bank. Know these and you will ... +

The award-winning ACIFE Financial Analysis is Ethica’s advanced certification in the most commonly performed calculations used inside an Islamic bank. Know these and you will be ahead of most bankers already inside an Islamic bank. The ACIFE Financial Analysis assumes a working knowledge of the terms used in the CIFE. For those not familiar with the Islamic banking products covered in the CIFE certification, we recommend doing the CIFE first. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Irish Bible Institute
Mountjoy , Ireland

Certificate Applied Theology this Certificate programmes will Equip you with a solid foundation for life and ministry.

Certificate Applied Theology this Certificate programmes will Equip you with a solid foundation for life and ministry. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Taylor University College And Seminary
Edmonton , Canada

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies offers opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies offers opportunities for both personal and professional growth. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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