Certificate in Theological Formation

Are you looking to get a solid theological education?

A Certificate in Theological Formation is a 24 credit hour certificate. Classes are a combination of online and on-campus offerings. All theology courses are taught by experienced Saint Paul faculty.

The theology certificate program is right for you if you want to:

  • Lead a church in a denomination that does not require a master's level seminary degree
  • Work in a church and want additional theological preparation
  • Serve at a faith-based or non-profit organization
  • Work as a parish nurse that is better equipped to engage communities
  • Gain deeper knowledge as a lay member of a congregation

Required Seminary Courses (18 Credit Hours):

HBS 301Introduction to the Hebrew Bible3 credit hours
NTS 301Introduction to New Testament3 credit hours
HTS 301Introduction to Christian Traditions I3 credit hours
HTS 302Introduction to Christian Traditions II3 credit hours
THL 301Introduction to Systematic Theology3 credit hours
ETH 301Introduction to Christian Ethics3 credit hours

Choose 6 Hours of Elective Course (6 Credit Hours):

CHS 3**Church and Society3 credit hours
CRE 3**Christian Religious Education3 credit hours
EVN 3**Evangelism3 credit hours
PCR 3**Pastoral Care3 credit hours
WOR 3**Worship3 credit hours
DST 311UM Doctrine2 credit hours
DST 320UM History2 credit hours
DST 330UM Polity2 credit hours

Note:  The required seminary courses and CRE 3** and EVN 3** are planned for online offerings in the next two years. The others are potential online courses to be developed in the future or available on campus.

All theology certificate program classes can be transferred into a degree program later on if desired.

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