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Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry program is designed to enhance the student’s Christian discipleship effectiveness. The program is intended for pastors or educators that have interest in a focused education that expands their biblical leadership comprehension.  Ministry leaders may also strengthen their small group ministry and learn how to create spiritual church programs.

The program’s tuition for each part-time credit for the 2013-2014 academic year was $320. However, students that are taking 9-15 credit hours have the option to pay one block rate of $2350. All of the program’s courses may be completed online. Some of the program’s courses also offer a residential format for students that would like campus-based classes.

Students will be required to complete a total of nine credits within three courses. The three designated courses are Contemporary Evangelism, New Testament Introduction, and Old Testament Introduction.

The program’s courses will provide instruction within a number of different Christian ministry topics. Students will strengthen their understanding of the evangelistic imperative, the personal witnessing technique, and discipleship. The New Testament Introduction course will offer students the opportunity to discuss the New Testament’s canonicity, critiques, and inspiration.

The Old Testament Introduction course will be separated into two educational parts. The first part of the course should develop the student’s foundational understanding of the Old Testament’s canon and text while also answering questions about the Pentateuch. The second part of the course will provide a general overview of each of the Old Testament’s books.

Liberty University offers students access to a variety of academic resources throughout the program. Students may use Liberty’s academic advisors, the online library and the Online Writing Center.

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.


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