Available Online

Prepare for Church Leadership with a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries

With a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries, you’ll get the quality of seminary-level education with the option of flexible online learning. Designed for both those in full-time ministry and men serving in other fields, this certificate program will help you minister more effectively in the local church.

As you take classes like Pastoral Theology or Management: Programming the Local Church, you’ll be supported by caring seminary faculty. They’ll guide your learning through lecture-based study, rather than just giving reading assignments.

What Will You Learn from the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries?

Learn how to effectively shepherd a congregation with classes that build on biblical theology and pastoral methodology. Delve into the topic of traditional Christian education. And gain practical skills for coordinating church ministries and managing a Christian school.

Plus, for one of your courses, you can choose a Bible or pastoral theology elective that best fits your needs.

Why Choose a Graduate Certificate from Pensacola Theological Seminary?

When you choose Pensacola Theological Seminary, you’re choosing a Bible-centered approach. Your soul will be filled with the Word of God. As you prepare for servant-leadership, your learning will balance both meditating on God’s Word and ministering with God’s Word.

Getting a graduate certificate from PTS is a smaller time commitment than getting a master’s degree—but you’ll still advance your education. And if you find you’re ready for more learning, your credits can be applied to a seminary degree if grade and GPA requirements for that program are met.

Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries

Classes taken for this certificate cannot be applied to another certificate program.

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries Program Highlights

  • This program falls under Pensacola Theological Seminary.
  • Finish in as little as 7 months.* If you choose online study, classroom lectures are prerecorded and available 24/7.
  • Credits earned for this certificate may be applied toward a seminary degree if you meet the grade and GPA requirements for that program.
  • Whether online or on campus, tuition is only $342 per credit hour. See financial info.

*Time to finish depends on certificate chosen, start date, and course rotations. Coursework could extend to 4 semesters; talk to an advisor for more details.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA is required.

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Seminary Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Two Recommendations
  • Salvation Testimony

Residence Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministries

You can complete your coursework completely online, on campus, or a mix of both. Courses are offered on campus during short summer sessions and fall and spring semesters.