Certificate of Christian Ministry: Pastoral Ministry

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The Certificate of Christian Ministry specializing in Pastoral Ministry is available at the following locations:

About this Program

When seeking a Christian ministry certification with a pastoral ministry emphasis, you will develop skills to assist and lead in pastoral ministry within the local church.

In the pastoral ministry certification program, students experience a combination of classroom work and practical application as they develop the ability to serve through pastoral ministry.

This track of the School of Christian Studies’s certification in Christian ministry is designed to help pastoral leaders develop skills needed to minister to their congregation as well as work in a bivocational setting.

The Christian Ministry program offers courses in Old and New Testament, Christian doctrine, biblical interpretation, preaching and teaching, church administration, church history, Christian leadership, and many others. This specialization supplements a Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree.


The Certificate of Christian Ministry specializing in Pastoral Ministry requires 18 to 19 course hours. A total of three to four hours must be taken that specialize in pastoral ministry.

COCM 0116 - Pastoring a Local Church 1 hrs

COCM 0117 - The Art of Preaching 1 hrs

COCM 0118 - Caring for the People of God 1 hrs

COCM 0119 - Bivocational Ministry 1 hrs


The School of Christian Studies has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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  • College pastor
  • Church planter
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Mission’s pastor
  • Campus minister
  • Church staff
  • Youth pastor
  • Small group pastor