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EFCA Ministry Staff Certificate

Opportunity

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.

Cost

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

    Fall

    Introduction to the New Testament

    Spring

    Introduction to the Old Testament

    Summer

    Foundations of Christian Mission

     

  • Year Two

    Fall

    Theology I: The God of the Gospel

    Spring

    Theology II: the Gospel of God

    Summer

    Foundations of Evangelism

     

  • Year Three

    Fall

    Foundations in Educational Ministry (or) Christian Worship

    Spring

    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.

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EFCA Ministry Staff Certificate Prerequisites

Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more about the EFCA Ministry Staff Certificate Program at Trinity, or if you would like to begin the process of enrolling, please contact Blaise Brankatelli at Trinity by phone (847.317.8104) or email ([email protected]) by August 1, 2017. The final decision to proceed with the program will be contingent upon the response from eligible students.