Certificate in Ministry in the African-American Church

The Certificate in Ministry in the African-American Church prepares students to minister effectively in the context of the African-American Church. Students will gain important skills and insight for preaching, discipling, leading, and ministering in predominantly African-American contexts.

This Certificate is for anyone who wants to be equipped with the biblical insight, theological knowledge, and ministry skills for effective ministry. 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 Ministry in the African-American Church contains 8 courses, totaling 24 credits, which cover the essentials for biblical interpretation and ministry skills.

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
African-American Church Ministry Concentration
Proclamation in the African-American Church3
Leadership and Discipleship in the African-American Church3
Ministering to the African-American Community3
Cultural Issues in the African-American Community3

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