Certificate of Christian Studies

The Certificate of Christian Studies offers students an opportunity to complete a personalized, short-term non-degree program to meet a wide range of goals, from training for a specific church or para-church ministry to personal and spiritual enrichment.

All new Certificate of Christian Studies students intending to enroll in Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 are eligible to apply for the Fuller Leadership Scholarship. This new scholarship will cover either one-third or 100% of the certificate’s tuition cost for select students and is designed for ministry and marketplace leaders looking for new ways to impact their congregation, community, and calling. For more information fill out the inquiry form to the right.

BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM

The Certificate of Christian Studies offers students the flexibility to build their own pathway of study.  Choose a combination of 6 courses from the School of Theology, School of Intercultural Studies, or School of Psychology that support your ministry or vocational goals.  At least 3 courses must be from either the School of Theology or the School of Intercultural Studies. View the upcoming class schedule.

OR FOCUS YOUR STUDIES WITH SUGGESTED TOPICS LIKE

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Choose any 6 courses relating to Ministry Leadership. Possible course topics, subject to availability, include

  • Dynamics of Power and Gender in Christian Leadership
  • Emerging Adult Spirituality and Ministry
  • Missional Churches and Leadership
  • Introduction to Family Ministry
  • Practices of Vocational Formation
  • Evangelism, Justice, and Emerging Generations
  • Perspectives of, Social Ethics
  • Christian Ethics
  • Preaching as Leadership
  • Leading Change through Youth Ministry Contexts

MARKETPLACE LEADERSHIP

Choose 6 courses relating to Marketplace Leadership. Possible course topics, subject to availability, include

  • Leadership for Transformation
  • Christian Ethics
  • Perspectives of Social Ethics
  • Dynamics of Power and Gender in Christian Leadership
  • Practices of Vocational Formation
  • Evangelism, Justice, and Emerging Generations

LOCATIONS

Students can take classes in Pasadena, Houston, 100% online, or any combination that they choose. View a list of upcoming courses including where they will be offered.

FURTHER STUDIES

Classes taken for this certificate can be used toward a master's degree.

IS THIS CERTIFICATE RIGHT FOR YOU?

As you consider your ministry or vocational call, whether you’re a lawyer in a London law firm, a musician in a Los Angeles jazz band, or a pastor in an Ethiopian church—in whatever context you’re serving—the redeeming, supportive community you’re in right now may be the very place God wants you to prepare for your vocation.

The Certificate of Christian Studies is a good fit for any person looking to be better prepared and able to serve in their church. Or if you are passionate about theological studies, intercultural studies or psychology, and looking for an introduction to Fuller’s master’s programs and to be better prepared theologically, this certificate is for you as well.

I'm Interested in Fuller's Certificate of Christian Studies




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