24 credit hours / 1–2 years

Why study for the Certificate in Christian Studies at TEDS?

Our Certificate in Christian Studies allows you to choose what master’s-level courses you need in order to strengthen your ministry. And since it is available at our Deerfield campus, entirely onlineand through our extension sitesyou gain another layer of flexibility. You may be a leader who wants to grow in your teaching ability, or at a career transition and wondering about going into ministry. Or you may want to improve at what you’re already doing. Whatever work you’ve been given, our Certificate program can help you do it better.

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.

What will I study?

An admissions counselor will help you customize a set of courses to your interests, which will allow you to interact with many of our world-class faculty. If you want some suggestions, four possible degree tracks are shown beneath, along with some recommended courses to get you started. Contact our admissions office to find out what will work best for you: 800-345-8337 or contact us 

Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Title Credits
ST 5120 Systematic Theology 2 3 hours
ST 5103 Systematic Theology 3 3 hours
NT 5000 Introduction to the New Testament 3 hours
OT 5100 English Bible: Genesis 3 hours
Spiritual Formation
Course Title Credits
PT 7280 Christian Worship 3 hours
EM 5125 Teaching and Learning 3 hours
EM 6000 Intergenerational Ministry in the Church 3 hours
HM 5000 Theology and Methodology of
Biblical Preaching
3 hours
Missions, Evangelism, and Discipleship
Course Title Credits
EM 5125 Teaching and Learning  3 hours
ME 8230 Global Church Planting 3 hours
ME 6760 Theology of Mission and Evangelism 3 hours
ME 6410 History of the Expansion of Christianity 3 hours
Ministry Leadership
Course Title Credits
PT 7290 Christian Worship 3 hours
PT 6000 Money and Ministry 3 hours
EM 5210 Christian Leadership and Administration 3 hours
EM 5125 Teaching and Learning


ECFA Ministry Staff Certificate Program

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.

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Certificate in Christian Studies Faculty

The Certificate in Christian Studies is taught by a variety of faculty across several disciplines. Our faculty are committed Christians, who challenge you to apply your faith to the complexities of life, while also guiding you toward academic success.