"Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we will not give up." Galatians 6:9

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS


Certificate of Ministry: The Certificate of Ministry is an 18-unit program designed for those who have experienced a call to ministry but want to explore theological education before making a commitment to a graduate degree program.

 

   Course Requirements

 

       * Junior Colloquium (12 units) 

 

The Junior Colloquium is taught for two semesters, on Monday and Wednesday evenings. It provides interdisciplinary work in church, history, theology, ethics and Biblical studies. A feature of the Junior Colloquium is the opportunity to participate in multicultural "context visits" to various ministry sites.

 

      * Open electives (6 units)

 

An ABSW advisor will help Certificate of Ministry students with choosing two appropriate elective courses.

 

  

Certificate of Theology: The Certificate of Theology is an 18-unit program designed for those who are interested in exploring theological education and adding skills and knowledge that will strengthen their ability to fulfill leadership roles in church contexts. This certificate is ideal for lay persons who would like further education in church studies.

 

Course Requirements

 

       * Elective courses (18 units = 6 courses)

 

An ABSW advisor will help Certificate of Theology students with choosing appropriate courses.

 

Certificate of Advanced Studies: This 18-unit program is designed for those who have completed seminary but desire the opportunity for further theological studies. Students have the option of focusing on a particular area of study (such as preaching, worship, pastoral care, women's studies, etc.) or taking six courses that enhance their overall graduate education.

 

Course Requirements

  

    * Elective courses (18 units = 6 courses)

 

 

Two courses (6 units) are taken at with ABSW faculty and four courses(12 units) are taken from either ABSW faculty or from faculty within the Graduate Theological Union.