Certificate in Church Ministry
Southwestern Adventist University

Program Details

Earn a Certificate in Church Ministry with Southwestern Adventist University.  This fully online program prepares lay leaders for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Students may apply credits from this certificate towards another degree program.  Courses include but are not limited to:

  • Church ministry
  • Life and teachings of Jesus
  • Christian beliefs
  • History of Seventh-day Adventist Church 

Curriculum integrates studies in theological education with church history, ministerial methods, practice, and more.  Online students have abundant access to academic and student support services.  Prepare yourself for ministry with a certificate from Southwestern Adventist University.


  • Open to persons age 25 or older who have served in positions of lay leadership and are officially endorsed by their local congregations or conferences
  • Three recommendations
  • Letter of intent
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges