Ministry Foundations Certificate

Start your journey by earning a ministry foundational certificate while exploring the path ahead of you — either online or onsite.

What You’ll Love

Your Discovery

This certificate gives you an opportunity to test the waters as you discern your next steps within ministry.

Your Schedule

Just five flexible courses to fit your schedule and your timeline, available online or on campus.

Your Ministry

This degree focuses on you and your ministry — the focal point for the preparation you seek.

Your Calling

You’re taking your ministry in a new direction. We center on your unique calling God has given to you.

Your Platform

Regardless of where you’re feeling led, this certificate gives you the theological foundation you need.

Your Vocation

Earn your certificate and step into your work. Let this certificate be the start of something new.

School of Theology & Christian Ministry

AU’s seminary acknowledges the gravity of your unique calling, which is why we’ve made it central to the transformational, educational experience of the ministry certificate program. Students within the Church of God will receive a 50% scholarship for the certificate. All students are eligible for a 27% Ministry Foundation Scholarship.

Earn your certificate from a top-ranked seminary!

Anderson University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministry is the only seminary of the Church of God in the world and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. We are a seminary that serves the church universally from our distinctive perspective as a Church of God seminary in the Wesleyan tradition, committed to training women and men for ministry, and seeking to develop a biblically grounded practice of ministry in the church and society.

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Earn your certificate from a top-ranked seminary!

Anderson University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministry is the only seminary of the Church of God in the world and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. We are a seminary that serves the church universally from our distinctive perspective as a Church of God seminary in the Wesleyan tradition, committed to training women and men for ministry, and seeking to develop a biblically grounded practice of ministry in the church and society.

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Flexibility for Your Future

This certificate provides ongoing theological education for those who want a taste of seminary, have master’s degrees in other fields, are invested lay leaders looking to strengthen their ministry foundations, or who are interested in continuing their education.

With this 15 credit hour certificate, the classes you complete will also apply toward our seminary master’s degrees. If you want to continue on in your education to complete a Master of Divinity or Master in Christian in Ministry, you’ll already be a third of the way there with your completed certificate courses, as these two master’s degrees range from 42-48 credit hours.

Sample Courses

This ministry certificate includes a total of five courses. Here’s an example of the topics you can dive into:

  • Church History
  • Christian Theology
  • Pastoral Care
  • Old Testament
  • Church of God History

Meet Your Counselor

Adult & Grad Recruiters

Gary Agee, an employee at Anderson University

Gary Agee

Seminary Recruiter & Church Relations Specialist

Jamil Al Rabadi, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana

Jamil Al-Rabadi

International Admissions Counselor, Graduate Studies

Solange Lira, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana

Solange Lira

Senior Adult & Graduate Admissions Recruiter

Andrea McClain, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana

Andrea McClain

Assistant Director for Adult & Graduate Admissions

How to Apply

Completed application materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Here’s how to get started:

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Complete the online application

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Submit 3 recommendations with your application.

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Send your most recent official transcripts to adultgrad@anderson.edu.

You will be asked to complete brief application essays or submit a writing sample.

Approved by ATS

The Anderson University Seminary in Indiana is approved by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The goals for online courses are no different from those who participate in our residential programs: to deliver the highest quality, fully accredited courses in Bible, theology, church history, and pastoral ministry to students already engaged in or preparing for ministry.

    Tuition

    This is a five-course certificate program. Program costs include:

    • Credit Hour: $470 (before scholarships)
    • Graduate Student Fee: $120
    • Seminary Community Fee (if enrolled 6+ hours as residential): $55
    • Textbooks purchased independently