Guiding others deeper in the faith

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. If you want to be prepared to help other people mature and grow in their faith, this certificate program is for you.

1-2 years

program length





Discipleship & Spiritual Direction courses

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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  • All programs are available online or on campus
  • All classes are offered live via Zoom, so that students anywhere in the world can participate in a classroom setting.
  • Students around the world who are actively engaged in ministry can stay in their context while pursuing their theological education.
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