Degrees

Certificate in Christian Education (Christian Education)

Asbury Theological Seminary’s 15-credit hour certificate in Christian Education allows you to explore your options, expand your knowledge, and experience the way God can work in your life at seminary.

The certificate options are non-degree programs, but they enable you to test a call to ministry by experiencing one year of seminary education. Certificates also fulfill continuing education requirements or form a solid foundation of academic credits for those who desire to continue their education and pursue a degree.

What to Expect from the Certificate

As you complete your certificate, you will

  • Learn to practice personal and social holiness as you couple theory with experiential learning, intercultural understanding and contextualization.
  • Gain a fresh, deep and contemporary understanding of Scripture rooted in the Wesleyan tradition.  
  • Conceptualize and implement leadership strategies for diverse socio-cultural situations and settings.
  • Develop and apply leadership skills within your ministry context.

*Refer to the Academic Catalog for the exact wording of Program Learning Outcomes.

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

Spring

Summer

Fall

 

January 15

May 15

August 15

  • Application Form
  • Personal History Essay
  • Official Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where more than one semester of coursework was taken
  • 4 references; 1 pastoral
  • $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Background Check (run by the Admissions Office)
  • A personal interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Personal History Essay:

  1. Share your life story, including at what point you began your relationship with Jesus Christ. Talk about your growth since that time and what brings you to apply to Seminary at this season in your life. Include your thoughts on how you would like to see your faith grow during your time in Seminary.
  2. What draws you to your desired major/area of study? What is your intended outcome upon degree completion? Why is that career or ministry choice meaningful to you?
  3. Discuss a local, national, and/or international issue and why you are passionate about it.

Complete your degree on campus or online.

Study online. Complete your degree without leaving home by taking a portion of your classes online and completing the remaining through on-campus intensives.

Study on campus. Complete your degree in one of our three locations—Kentucky, Florida or Memphis. Choose to work through your degree in either a residential or urban ministry format or cohort model.

Stay on mission. However you choose to pursue your degree, you’ll develop the biblical and theological understanding essential for a vibrant, contemporary ministry rooted in the Wesleyan tradition.

The Christian Education program is offered at the following locations:

Kentucky (Wilmore)
Orlando
Memphis
Online

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CERT COURSE REQUIREMENTS Hrs Req
Christian Studies Required Courses (21)
BT501 Biblical Narrative 3
CD605 Gospel Catechesis 3
CD/MF615 Fam Development: Discipleship & Home  3
CD651 Professional Foundations of CE 3
CD553/PC510 Seminar in CE/Care of Persons 3
CD560/CD660 Transformative Teaching/Teaching Bible to Youth & Adults 3
CL/MS717 Leading Change 3
TH501 Basic Christian Doctrine 3
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