Certificate in Discipleship and Spiritual Direction

The Certificate in Discipleship and Spiritual Direction equips students with the ability to help others mature spiritually. Practical courses in pastoral counseling and discipleship are combined with courses in theology and biblical interpretation to give every student the tools needed to disciple and guide others.

This Certificate is for anyone who wants to be prepared to help other people mature in their faith. A part-time student can complete the Certificate in 4 semesters.

The entire program can be completed online, allowing you to participate in the program from anywhere in the world! All credits earned in the Certificate can be applied towards a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree at WBS.

Required Classes

The Certificate in Discipleship and Spiritual Direction contains 8 courses, totaling 24 credits, which cover methods for discipleship and spiritual direction, as well as the foundations of Christian theology and biblical interpretation.

Spiritual Formation
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
Biblical and Theological Foundations
NT 531The Gospels 3
HT 520History of Christian Thought 3
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
Missions Concentration
DS 520The Discipling Church3
DS 601Theology and Practice of Spiritual Direction3
EV 605Evangelism3
PM 641Pastoral Counseling3

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