Ministry Leadership Certificate

Certificate - BA Level

This certificate prepares individuals to lead in various ministries within today’s church and society.

Certificate Objective

Upon completion of the Ministry Leadership Certificate, students should be able to apply leadership concepts to serve the pastoral needs of a local congregation.


A Ministry Leadership Certificate will be printed on the transcript of those students who have successfully completed these 12 credits of Ministry Leadership courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the designated courses.


Required Courses

ET3010 Pastoral Ethics 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces to those called to ministry in traditional settings ethical codes that inform the critical thinking of care givers.  The parameters that will be discussed through the use of case studies are designed to challenge ministers to a higher level of both thinking and acting as representatives of Jesus Christ.  Such practices protect both the pastor and those to whom he or she ministers.

CM3015 Church Administration 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the concepts, principles, and methods needed to organize the ministries of a local church. Special emphasis will be given to understanding and being able to apply the practices necessary to construct a strategic plan for a local congregation.

CM3100 Concepts of Leadership 3 credits 5 weeks

The course is a study involving strategies from the business-for-profit, the non-profit sector, and the moral and spiritual arena. Application of the concepts will influence personal and career goals.

PS3040 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is written for pastors who serve in traditional settings.  Basic techniques of counseling, ethical care, transference, grief process, and referral are among the topics to be covered.