Seminaries train students to become ordained clergy or professional lay leaders, such as Christian education directors or pastoral counselors. Often, seminary curriculums focus on training clergy and lay leaders to operate in the context of an existing church or parachurch ministry. However, some students may desire to start or “plant” new churches or ministries. For these individuals, a Certificate in Church Planting may be appropriate.
In some cases, students may opt to complete a certificate program instead of a full degree. Students who already hold a degree, such as a Master of Divinity, may also choose to earn a Church Planting Certificate as an additional credential.
Coursework for a Certificate in Church Planting may focus on issues such as evangelism, church administration, and missions studies. Participants in the program may also have the option of participating in practical learning opportunities, such as working with a new church in their area.
Seminaries with Church Planting Certificates
- Fuller Theological Seminary (Certificate in Church Planting)
- North Park Theological Seminary (Certificate in Church Planting)
More accredited seminary school degree and certificate programs:
- Master of Divinity degree
- Christian Studies certificate
- Recovery Ministry certificate
- Youth Ministry certificate
- Practical Theology certificate
See all the graduate theology school programs we list.