Certificate in Ministry (C.Min.)
The C.Min. program offers a first step into graduate professional studies in religion. If you have little or no theological training, the graduate Certificate in Ministry is designed for you.
You may feel called to move into a leadership role in your local church, or maybe you’re exploring the idea of becoming a pastor. Both are good starting places for students in the Graduate Certificate in Ministry program. This 36-unit program is designed for those with little or no theological training, and can be completed in one year minimum, depending on your chosen pace.
The program provides basic foun- dational training, introducing you to the various disciplines that make up theological studies. It comprises the introductory one fourth of the Master of Divinity program required for those without any undergraduate religion or theology background. You can use the C.Min. as a first step to more advanced degrees such as the M.T.S. or M.Div.
Who Should Attend:
The program is designed for people who:
- Believe they are called to lead in their local congregations.
- May have some practical experience in pastoral work, but not the neces- sary undergraduate qualifications.