CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH PLANTING
I'M INTERESTED IN THE CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH PLANTING
24 QUARTER UNITS
Fuller’s Certificate in Church Planting provides church planters with the healthy roots of (1) a biblical theology of church planting that provides a grid to discern models and methods, (2) missional competencies to contextualize the gospel in your city, and (3) a focus on the spiritual formation of the planter to withstand the stresses and pressures of planting .
The six-course program can be completed in 12-24 months and is structured so that students can remain in their church planting contexts while they study. Certificate classes will be taught primarily online by faculty members and practitioners who provide support and mentorship. For students who wish to later expand their study, courses from the certificate program can be credited toward a master's degree program in Fuller’s Schools of Theology or Intercultural Studies.*
If you are currently engaged in or sense a strong calling to church planting and seek a deeper theological and practical foundation for your work, this certificate program is ideal for you.
- Online Courses: The entire certificate can be done online with an optional 1 week intensive course on campus (Starting and Multiplying New Churches).
- Spiritual and Character Formation Area of Interest: This is the backbone of the program. From the first class, students develop spiritual practices that will be central to their life as church planters.
- Action-Reflection Program: Students remain in their church planting ministries as they work on their certificate, reflecting upon and applying what they are learning in real time.
CURRICULUM (24 UNITS)
CORE COURSES (12 UNITS)
Starting & Multiplying New Churches - MC525
This is a foundational overview course that equips you to plant a church by developing a prospectus (church planting plan). It will give you practical instructions utilizing various models, methods, and strategies
Evangelism & Church Planting - MC538
This course teaches us you how to express and embody the gospel in ways that flow out of the heart language of the people you're seeking to reach and in ways that minister to the tangible needs of the community you're serving.
Social Analysis and Contextualization - MB533
This course will teach you how to exegete the culture and context of a church plant to help develop churches that are relevant and transformative.
ELECTIVES (12 UNITS)
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If you're interested in a degree in church planting, checkout the new master's degree area of interest in church planting.