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Southeastern offers new Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry

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BY SEBTS STAFF    11/02/2020

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce its newest graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry, a 12-hour program for students seeking to gain proficiency in Christian ministry.


“Graduate certificates provide students the opportunity to be equipped for Christian Ministry,” said Keith Whitfield, who serves as provost, dean of graduate studies and associate professor of theology. “For some, these certificates offer a way to start their ministry preparation, while others may use the program to build on the training they have already received. We are thrilled to provide a program of study that meets students where they are, so they can serve faithfully in the ministry God has called them to.” 

The Certificate in Christian Ministry, along with Southeastern’s six other certificate options, will provide a more streamlined process for students seeking to move from the certificate to the graduate level. The Certificate in Christian Ministry is intentionally broad in its focus and is the only certificate that allows students to enroll in any core classes at SEBTS. The Certificate in Christian Ministry is perfect for the person who may be on the fence about entering into a graduate-level program or may be unsure which specific graduate degree to pursue. 

Each certificate provides four classes that equip and familiarize students with theological education at a foundational level. Certificate costs are $300 per course and $1,200 per certificate. SEBTS currently offers graduate certificates in Ministry to Women, Church Revitalization, Teaching English as a Second Language, Student Ministry, Biblical Counseling, Christian Ethics and Christian Ministry. 

Graduate certificates are designed for those just getting started in theological education and those who desire to add more specified training to their current degree track. Students in the certificate program have the flexibility to continue serving the church while getting the ministry preparation they need for effective ministry. Likewise, it provides an on-ramp for the prospective student who may be unsure about entering into a master’s level program. 

Want to learn more? Click here for more information and see if a graduate certificate is right for you.


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