Certificate in Church Planting

Globally Engaged. Spiritually Formative. 21 Century Minded.

Asbury Theological Seminary’s 15-credit hour certificate in Certificate in Missional Discipleship, Leadership, and Church Multiplication is designed to come alongside those thinking about or already engaged in church planting and discipleship making. Fully online and readily accessible allows you the opportunity to study at-home while you stay on mission.

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.

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.

Scholarships

With the gifting from generous donors, students entering into the church planting certificate for the fall 2022 semester will receive a 50% tuition scholarship.  Financial aid applications are required for scholarship awards and can be found here.

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CERT COURSE REQUIREMENTS Hrs Req
Certificate in Missional Discipleship, Leadership, and Church Multiplication 15
MS501 Missional Formation 3
MS638 Missional Discipleship 3
MS644 Worldwide Evangelistic Mission of God 3
MS634 21 Century Church Planting 3
MS 717 Leading Change 3