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The Certificate in Global Leadership equips Christians to lead in global and majority-world ministry contexts.
Students should be committed Christians pursuing or exploring Christian ministry. The six courses in this certificate are intended to foster a thoughtful, loving, Christ-centered approach to your ministry context.
Six courses (18 credits): 4 Required & 2 Elective
Christianity, by its very nature must be translated into each culture where it abides. This requires a special understanding and awareness of cultural traits, values and patterns so that as Christ enters that culture, He both rectifies what is broken and lifts up what is sacred. Understanding Culture (CT520) helps both pastors and missionaries in this sacred task.
Biblical Theology of Leadership (CL/NT/OT574) explores the foundational teachings and primary metaphors of leadership in the Bible. These teachings and metaphors are understood in the context of God’s larger calling on the covenant community in redemptive history.
Introduction to Global Spirituality & Global Leadership (CL510) provides an overview of global Christian spirituality and leadership. It first surveys Christian spirituality across different traditions and countries. Then, it explores the theology of leadership — the history, sociology and globalization of leadership.
Spiritual Formation for Ministry (MC/SF501) develops a working knowledge of spiritual formation leading to a lifetime of continuing education. Special emphasis is given to spiritual exercise and small group practice for personal application and for leadership in ministry. Alternative: Dynamics of Spiritual Life (CH/SF591)
Women in World Christianity (CH/WM 672)
Religions on the Silk Road (CH/TH 621)
NGOs in Development & Mission (WM682)
Trends in Global Christianity (WM684)
Global Pentecostalism (WM619)
Get started on the Certificate in Global Leadership. Select from any of the following courses available this fall.
Gwenfair Walters Adams
Location: Hamilton, Digital Live
Schedule: Mon, 1:30–4:30 pm
Dates: Sep 10–Dec 21
Rodney L. Cooper
Location: Charlotte, Digital Live
Schedule: Online with residency
Dates: Oct 28–30
The Certificate in Global Leadership provides a foundation for further study through Gordon-Conwell. These six courses fulfill 50% of the 12 classes (36 hours) required for the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL).
The Certificate in Global Leadership applies a $525 scholarship to every course.
Note: Service fees will be charged as follows for each semester/summer session in which a student registers for courses, regardless of student status or credit hours or registration type.
|Fall/Spring||$175 per semester|
|Summer I, II, III||$100 per session|
|Technology Fee||$40 per semester/session|
(We have simplified our application to get you started quickly with a graduate certificate.)
Provide Undergraduate Credentials (GPA & Transcript)
A bachelor’s degree is required* for admission into both a graduate certificate and master’s degree program. You will be asked to self report your undergraduate GPA. You will be accepted provisionally pending receipt of an official transcript, which must be received before completing your first full course. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will also be asked to supply a personal reference.
You will be asked to provide a brief statement (approximately 250 words) why you desire to complete a certificate and how your studies will benefit your present or future ministry.
In order to operate as a community, all faculty, staff, and students are required to affirm and abide by our community life statement. You will be asked to assent to our statement as part of your application.
Someone from our friendly admissions team would be happy to reach out to you.