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
PM 600Proclamation and Discipleship in the African American Church3
PM 603Ministering to the African American Church3
PM 604Theological Issues in the African American Church3
PM 704Leadership in the African American Church3

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