Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Program Details

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary offers an online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry.  This certification is designed to equip students to serve as pastors or ministerial staff members.  They will be prepared for positions at local churches or as military or hospital chaplains.  Students will study pastoral ministry, leadership, the Bible, church revitalization, and more.  You can also choose a course that covers an area of interest to you. 

Choices include:

  • Pastoral Preaching 
  • Stress and Conflict Management 
  • Contemporary Bible Exposition 
  • Leading Team-Based Ministry 
  • Worship Leadership 
  • Church Evangelism 

For those that may decide to continue their educations, credits from these courses may transfer to Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree programs.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Must have been a Christian for at least one year
  • Must be at least 20 years of age
  • Endorsement of a local church

School Accreditation Statement

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges