Certificates & Diploma Programs

The Urban Ministry Institute of Orange County offers three primary study programs;
(1) Christian Leadership Studies, (2) Urban Theological Studies and (3) Ministerial Studies.

A Church Planting Certificate is also available for those interested.

Christian Leadership

Our certificate in Christian Leadership Studies (32 credits) is awarded to students who have completed all 16 modules of the Capstone Curriculum. This certificate is designed to equip lay leaders, pastoral candidates and urban missionaries with foundational theological truths as well as the study and ministry skills necessary for effective ministry.

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Urban Theological

Our certificate in Urban Theological Studies (32 credits) can be earned through the completion of eight credits in each of the four subject areas offered by TUMI – OC (Biblical Studies, Theology and Ethics, Christian Ministry and Urban Mission). These credits can be earned through the interlacing of any of our four curriculums: Capstone Curriculum, Foundations for Ministry Series, Upper Room Workshops or Satellite Design Courses. Through adopting a curriculum format in sync with your context, this study program is designed to equip lay leaders, pastoral candidates and urban missionaries with foundational theological truths as well as the study and ministry skills necessary for effective ministry for a more targeted ministry field.

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Ministerial Studies Diploma

We also offer an advanced diploma which can be sought after completing either the Certificate in Christian Leadership Studies or the Certificate in Urban Theological Studies. The diploma of Ministerial Studies requires the student to complete an additional 32 credits, eight credits in each of the four subject areas (Biblical Studies, Theology and Ethics, Christian Ministry and Urban Mission).

These credits can be earned from the selection of any of our four curriculums: Capstone Curriculum, Foundations for Ministry Series, Upper Room Workshops or Satellite Design Courses. Entrance to this diploma begins with the Ministry Assessment Course, which helps the student assess his/her gifts, calling and on- going trajectory in ministry.

The Ministerial Studies Diploma equips lay leaders, pastoral candidates and urban missionaries with the Biblical, theological and leadership skills necessary for sound urban ministry. For some, this diploma may form the foundation for licensing or ordination by the student’s church or mission organization.

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CHURCH PLANTING CERTIFICATION

This certificate is awarded to those who complete the School of Church Planting. This school equips church plant teams who intend to plant indigenously-led churches among the urban poor in America. There are special qualifications to be met in order to participate in this certificate program. Please contact the TUMI office for more information.

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Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

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