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.

This certificate program is ideal for:

  • Missionaries
  • Campus Ministry Staff
  • NGOs
  • Multi-National Ministries

Courses

Six courses (18 credits): 4 Required & 2 Elective

Understanding Culture

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

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

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

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)

Global Leadership Electives (Select Two)

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)

Upcoming Courses

Understanding Culture

Understanding Culture

Eun Ah Cho

Section: SEML

Code: CT520-I

Mode: Digital

Location: Online

Schedule: Asynchronous

Dates: 05/17 - 08/20

Global Leadership

Global Leadership

Todd Johnson

Section: SEML

Code: CL510

Mode: Digital

Location: Online

Schedule: Asynchronous

Dates: 05/17 - 08/20

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Bradley Howell

Section: SEML

Code: MC/SF501-I

Mode: Digital

Location: Online

Schedule: Asynchronous

Dates: 05/17 - 08/20

Understanding Culture

Fred Foy Strang

Section: SEML

Code: CT520-I

Mode: Digital

Location: Online

Schedule: Asynchronous

Dates: 09/13 - 12/20

Global Pentecostalism

Global Pentecostalism

Todd Johnson

Section: HA

Code: WM619

Mode: Digital Live

Location: Hamilton, Online, AC235 or Zoom

Schedule: Tues/Thurs 8:00-9:25am

Dates: 09/13 - 12/20

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Gwenfair Walters Adams

Section: HA

Code: MC/SF501

Mode: Live

Location: Hamilton, AC240

Schedule: Mondays 1:30-4:30pm

Dates: 09/13 - 12/20

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Phil Thorne

Section: PA

Code: MC/SF501

Location: Online, Digital Live

Schedule: Mon-Fri 6:00-10:00pm; Sat. 8:30am-7:30pm

Dates: March 1-6

Biblical Theology of Leadership

Biblical Theology of Leadership

Pablo Jimenez

Section: PA

Code: CL/NT/OT574

Location: Online, Digital Live

Schedule: Mon-Fri 6:00-10:00pm; Sat. 8:30am-7:30pm

Dates: Jan. 11-16

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Bradley Howell

Section: HA

Code: MC/SF501

Location: Digital Live (online only)

Schedule: Thurs, 6:00–9:00pm

Dates: Jan 25–May 7

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Bradley Howell

Section: JA

Code: MC/SF501

Location: Jacksonville

Schedule: Online with residency

Dates: Feb 18–20

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Spiritual Formation for Ministry

Gwenfair Walters Adams

Section: HA

Code: MC/SF501

Location: Hamilton, Digital Live

Schedule: Mon, 1:30–4:30 pm

Dates: Sep 10–Dec 21

Biblical Theology of Leadership

Biblical Theology of Leadership

Rodney L. Cooper

Section: CO1

Code: CL/NT/OT574

Location: Charlotte, Digital Live

Schedule: Online with residency

Dates: Oct 28–30

Further Study

Our Graduate Certificates are intentionally modular, allowing you to stack certificates together to build towards (or even complete) a master’s degree.

TUITION RATES

* All students can expect to receive some form of financial assistance. Most students qualify for the scholarship listed here. Reach out to our admissions team (using the form below) to see if you qualify for this or any other scholarships or financial assistance.

** The estimated total price is based on current tuition rates. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

SERVICES FEES

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/Full Summer $175 per term
Summer I, II, III (Intensives) $35 per session
Technology Fee $40 per term

Note: Unfortunately, our Graduate Certificate programs are not eligible for federal aid.

Spring 2022

Accepting Applications for Spring ’22

The formal deadline for our Spring term is December 15, but check the following link for further campus and program-specific dates and deadlines.
Detailed Application Dates & Deadlines »

Application Process

(We have simplified our application to get you started quickly with a graduate certificate.)

1. Supply basic personal information

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.

2. Provide a Brief Written Statement

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.

3. Affirm Our Community Life Statement

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.

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