EFCA Ministry Staff Certificate

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the Evangelical Free Church of America are delighted to announce the piloting of a new program designed to give support to individuals serving on at least a half-time basis in EFCA affiliated churches or who are serving as career missionaries. The program will begin Fall 2017, and will be limited to 15 students.

Program Details

Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in order to enroll in the program. As noted below, students will complete eight graduate level courses, which will lead to the completion of the Certificate in Christian Studies. The program will be online and cohort-based, meaning that EFCA individuals participating in the program will be completing the course together. This will provide students a professional network that includes those who are in similar life and ministry settings.


Through the partnership with Trinity, students enrolled in the EFCA Ministry Staff Certificate Program will pay $335 per credit hour, which is a 50% discount from the standard rate. This does not include the price of books or materials. Institutional, state or federal scholarships or grants and federal student loans are not available. Payment plans are available.

Year One
Introduction to the New Testament
Introduction to the Old Testament
Foundations of Christian Mission
Year Two
Theology I: The God of the Gospel
Theology II: The Gospel of God
Foundations of Evangelism
Year Three
Foundations in Educational Ministry or Christian Worship
Christian Leadership and Administration or Studies in Pastoral Theology


Program Faculty

Because you can customize this degree, the faculty you will take courses with can come from any of our academic departments.

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What are the prerequisites for admission to this program?

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree (or the educational equivalent) from a recognized, accredited institution.

* While the Certificate in Christian Studies will prepare you well for a master’s degree program at Trinity, admission into the Certificate program does not guarantee acceptance into another program.