Practical Theology Certificate (M)

Students are encouraged to complete these certificates as a way to increase their marketability in their chosen programs.   They are a great way to increase depth of knowledge and round out hireability skills.

The School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences also created these content-area certificates to enable Secondary/K12 education students the option to pursue additional areas of licensure. 

While pursuing a certificate in Practical Theology: Sharing His Story, students will observe, assess, and interpret today’s cultures and world views.  Students will be familiar with various methods of delivering and defending biblical truth in a relevant and practical way to diverse groups.  Students will grow in their relationship with Christ and will put his teachings into practice in their vocations.  Students will apply biblical knowledge and principles to real life situations, using the theology of evangelism while developing strategies for effective witnessing as they go about their lives interacting with others.  Students will be encouraged to consider if they have been called to a position to serve formally as a Christian church worker and demonstrate ways in which to support current church workers.  The student will become a competent defender of the Christian faith against the objections leveled by rival worldviews.

Curriculum

Choose four of the following classes:12
The Great Commission
Friendship Evangelism
Youth Ministry I
Communicating Bible Messages
Faith and Culture
Church in Mission
World Missions I
World Missions II
World Religions
Total Hours12