Certificate Programs


Overview

Certificate programs are designed for those seeking advanced study for continuing education and professional development. These programs allow students to receive instruction in a specialized area of focused study. Students earn graduate credit that can be applied toward a ministry degree program if further study is desired.

Certificates are available in the following subject areas:

Biblical Studies (3 courses)
Christian Formation and Spirituality (4 courses)
Church Leadership (3 courses)
Practical Ministry (3 courses)

Certificate students wishing to earn an academic degree must apply separately to that degree program and meet full admission requirements. Acceptance into a certificate program does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.

Certificate Program Application Process

  1. Submit Your Application
    Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission.
  2. Submit Your Most Recent College Transcript
    Please submit a copy of the transcript showing the latest degree conferred. Send directly to the Enrollment Support Services Office (see address below).
  3. Pay Your $25 Application Fee
    Your application will be fully processed once we have received your non-refundable application fee. Mail a check payable to "Regent University" to Enrollment Support Services (see address below), or submit your payment online over a secure server.
  4. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:

    Regent University
    Enrollment Support Services
    1000 Regent University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464 USA
    Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381

Certificates

Christian Formation & Spirituality

The Certificate in Christian Formation and Spirituality (CCFS) provides non-degree seeking students with a rigorous yet practical program in Christian formation and spirituality for their own personal enrichment, in preparation for ministry and leadership, or as preparation for a master's degree program. It is the only existing master's level certificate of its kind in the United States that may be completed entirely online.

Complete the following courses:

SFRM 501 Spiritual Formation Foundations
PMIN 509/SFRM 509 Models of Biblical Discipleship
SFRM 510 Christian Spirituality
SFRM 601 Spiritual Formation & Community

Biblical Studies

The Certificate in Biblical Studies is a graduate-level certificate designed to provide basic understanding of the content and interpretation of the Christian scriptures. It emphasizes the importance of the Biblical text as the revelation of God's truth to humankind. The certificate may be completed entirely online.

Complete three of the following courses:

BIBL 500 Principles of Bible Study 1
BIBL 504 Biblical Hermeneutics
BIBL 506 Introduction to Biblical Languages
BNTB 500 New Testament
BOTB 500 Old Testament

Church Leadership

The Certificate in Church Leadership is a graduate-level certificate designed to enhance the skill level and focus of today's Christian church leader. It provides an important look at essential areas of leadership, discipleship, administration, pastoral care and conflict resolution. This certificate may be completed through a combination of online courses and modular courses offered on campus.

Complete three of the following courses: (all courses offered in online and modular format)

PMIN 509 Models of Biblical Discipleship
PMIN 511 Pastoral Care, Counseling & Conflict
PMIN 514 Christian Leadership Development
PMIN 515 The Ministry Leader: Lifestyle & Skills
PMIN 519 Church Administration

Practical Ministry

The Certificate in Practical Ministry is a graduate-level certificate designed to encourage the practical application of Christian principles. Its specific focus is on personal growth in spiritual formation and discipleship as well as offering ideas for teaching these to others. This certificate may be completed through a combination of online courses and modular courses offered on campus.

Complete three of the following courses: (note the formats of each course)

PMIN 509 Models of Biblical Discipleship (online & modular)
PMIN 514 Christian Leadership Development (online & modular)
PMIN 553 Intercession as Ministry (modular & residential)
PMIN 574 Foundations for Ministry Coaching (modular & residential)
SFRM 501 Spiritual Formation Foundations (online & modular)
SFRM 510 Christian Spirituality (modular)


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