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.