Certificate in

Organizational Leadership

The Certificate in Organizational Leadership is offered through the Educational Ministries and Studies Department at TEDS and offers a variety of options and areas of focus for your studies. Whether you are a busy ministry leader wanting to strengthen your skills, a graduate student seeking to enhance your degree program, or someone interested in postgraduate or postdoctoral studies, your practice of ministry and base of knowledge will grow as a result of what you learn.
Our faculty are committed Christians, who challenge you to apply your faith to the complexities of life, while also guiding you toward academic success. An admissions counselor will help you plan a course of study that aligns with your interests, career, and ministry goals. The courses listed below are included in the program and will give you a clear snapshot of what you’ll be studying. Courses offerings alternate every semester.


The Certificate program is flexible and convenient. You can choose to take courses on our Deerfield campus, through TEDS online courses, or at an approved extension site. See our flexible study options >>


Trinity has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.

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In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following:
  • Intensive or extensive life experience with team and leadership practice in a church, parachurch, Christian organization, higher education, or in the public education arena (generally five-plus years of full-time experience).
  • Non-formal or informal preparation for team and leadership practice at the graduate level.
  • Demonstrated academic ability through evaluation and interview by the Educational Ministries Department; one need not hold a bachelor’s degree for admission.
  • Admission to the Executive Leadership Track is limited to those persons who hold a graduate degree and are engaged or anticipating engagement as a senior leader in an organizational context.
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  • Christian Leadership and Administration (Generally completed with EM 5200 Educational Ministries))
Suggested curricular courses include but are not limited to:
  • Christian Formation & Journey
  • Building Ministry Teams
  • Developing Healthy Spiritual Leaders
  • Local Church as System

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Combining unrivaled academic rigor with a wholehearted commitment to gospel fidelity and an abundance of flexible options, TEDS offers a theological education that equips you to serve Christ with wisdom and grace, in truth and love.