The Certificate in Workplace Theology & Ethical Leadership (wtel) prepares Christians for faithful leadership in the marketplace

Students should be committed Christians engaged with the marketplace, whether locally or globally. The six courses in this certificate are intended to foster a thoughtful, loving, Christ-centered approach to issues of faith, work, and economics. The Certificate in WTEL also provides a foundation for further theological study.

This certificate program is ideal for:

  • Believers in the Marketplace (& their Pastors)
  • Tentmakers
  • Marketplace Leaders
  • Christian Mentors

Courses

Six courses (18 credits)

Workplace Ethics

Workplace Ethics (ET/TH 642) explores the theory and praxis of Christian ethics in the workplace and across economic systems. Special emphasis is given to personal character, ethical decision-making, and governance.

Workplace Theology

Workplace Theology (ET/TH 648) equips students in the development of a biblical theology of faith, work, and economics. Students are given the opportunity to explore the practical application of workplace theology to their own settings and callings. 

Redeeming Capitalism

Redeeming Capitalism (SE 630) is designed to help students understand the relationship between theology and economics and to apply what they have learned to their ministries and their voice in the public square.

Foundations for Leadership

Foundations for Leadership (CL 503) provides an overview of leadership concepts from a biblical perspective, fundamental to running effective organizations. As a foundation course, it examines issues ranging from the personal qualities expected of Christian leaders, to the application of leadership skills in a wide variety of settings, both secular and religious.

Practical Apologetics

Practical Apologetics (AP/MC 612) combines theory and praxis to help students hone their apologetic skills. Students will increase their awareness of various arguments for and against the existence of God, develop an appreciation for the art of rhetoric, and build confidence in the efficacy of the gospel in the “marketplace of ideas.”

Research in Ethics

Research in Ethics Course (ET 860) allows for a directed ethics study in a specific area of a student’s background and goals.

Upcoming Courses

Foundations for Leadership

Foundations for Leadership

Jimmy Long

Section: CO1

Code: CL503

Mode: Digital Live

Location: Charlotte, Online

Schedule: July 20, 2-5:30pm; July 21, 9:30am-8:30pm; July 22, 9:30am-5pm

Dates: 05/16/2022-08/22/2022

Foundations for Leadership

Foundations for Leadership

Ken Barnes & Kara Martin

Section: HA

Code: CL503

Mode: Digital Live

Location: Hamilton AC235 or Online

Schedule: Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm

Dates: 01/24/2022-05/02/2022

Workplace Theology

Workplace Theology

Ken Barnes

Section: HA

Code: ET/TH648

Mode: Digital Live

Location: Hamilton AC235 or Online

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm

Dates: 01/24/2022-05/02/2022

Practical Apologetics

Practical Apologetics

Ken Barnes

Section: HA

Code: AP/MC612

Mode: Live

Location: Hamilton, AC237

Schedule: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Dates: 01/10/2022-01/14/2022

Workplace Theology

Workplace Theology

Ken Barnes

Section: SEML

Code: ET/TH648-I

Mode: Digital

Location: Online

Schedule: Asynchronous

Dates: 05/17 - 08/20

Foundations of Leadership

Joanne Solis-Walker

Section: PA

Code: CL503

Mode: Digital Live

Location: Online

Schedule: TBD

Dates: 05/17 - 08/20

Foundations for Leadership

James Long

Section: CO1

Code: CL503

Mode: Digital Live

Location: Charlotte, Online

Schedule: Intensive (07/19 - 07/21)

Dates: 05/17 - 08/20

Practical Apologetics

Practical Apologetics

Kenneth Barnes

Section: HA

Code: AP/MC612

Location: Hamilton AC240, Digital Live

Schedule: Fri 6:00–9:00pm, Sat 8:30am–4:00pm

Dates: Jan. 29-30, Feb. 26-27, Mar. 26-27

Redeeming Capitalism

Redeeming Capitalism

Kenneth J. Barnes

Section: SEML

Code: SE630-I

Location: Online

Schedule: Online

Dates: Jan 25–May 7

Workplace Ethics

Workplace Ethics

Kenneth J. Barnes

Section: HA

Code: ET642

Location: Digital Live (online only)

Schedule: Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm

Dates: Jan 11–15

Foundations for Leadership

Foundations for Leadership

Joanne Solis-Walker

Section: PA

Code: CL503

Location: Digital Live

Schedule: Tues, 7:00–10:00pm

Dates: Sep 8–Dec 21

Foundations for Leadership

Joanne Solis-Walker

Section: PB

Code: CL503

Location: Jamaica, Digital Live

Schedule: Thurs–Sun, 8:30am–5:30pm

Dates: Sep 10–13

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.

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.

Fall 2022

Accepting Applications for Fall ’22

The formal deadline for our Fall Semester is July 29, but check the following link for further campus and program-specific dates & deadlines.
Detailed Application Dates & Deadlines »

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