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New Certificate Opportunities from the Center for Formational and Missional Training

Published Date: August 30, 2023

We are excited to begin offering two new ATS certificates this fall!

1. Discipleship in a Digital Age

As culture is increasingly digital and the people, both inside and outside of our churches, are living in a digital culture, this certificate will address the issues and considerations that could help you and your church disciple believers in a digital culture. This certificate program will equip you with the understanding and ability required to engage with the increasingly digitized culture in fulfilling the Great Commission. You will deepen your Christian understanding of Digital Culture by developing core knowledge on how to engage the digital culture using culturally embedded technologies to make disciples.  Modules include:

    • Developing a Definitional understanding of “Digital Culture”
    • Corporate Worship and Sacraments
    • Christian Community
    • Ministerial Strategies

The Modules will address topics such as What is Ecclesiology; the Psychology of Digital Spaces; Digital Presence and Sacramental Life; Discipleship as Teaching and Learning; Video Games and Virtual Reality; Anonymity, Openness, and Emotional Health; Isolation and Loneliness; Where do we find our identity; and Your Church’s Value.  You will also explore a number of case studies and have the chance to explore your own personal case study with our instructors.

2. Worship Leadership

The Certificate in Worship Leadership is intended for the cultivation and formation of worship pastors in the church. In this certificate, you will examine principles of worship in order to know how to design and lead content for services of Christian worship as well as what it truly means to be a Worship Leader. The non-credit certificate presents you with opportunities to explore biblical, theological, historical, and practical components of worship while learning to reflect on aspects of worship through song. Our hope is that anyone who participates in this institute will discover new understandings and appreciations for Christian worship and enter into new depths of reflection on God’s revealed beauty and glory.

Experiential learning is central to every certificate offered through Asbury Theological Seminary.  Each module is taught by academically and experientially qualified faculty and professionals who equip you to live into your calling with Christ-like leadership in this ever-changing world. In this certificate, you will learn about the following:

Module 1: The Role of a Worship Leader
Module 2: The Spiritual Life of a Worship Leader
Module 3: Foundations of Worship I
Module 4: Foundations of Worship II
Module 5: Three Streams Worship

Additionally, anyone who participates in the Certificate in Worship Leadership will be given a full scholarship for our Worship Songwriting Experience, an approximately two month program in which you receive a Module of learning on songwriting for the church and participate in a songwriting retreat to collaborate and write worship songs with other songwriters.

To learn more about all certificate opportunities, or to sign up, see HERE.

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One response to “New Certificate Opportunities from the Center for Formational and Missional Training”

  1. Bauta says:

    How can I connect and learn the principles of this program here in Nigeria for my people without being personally present at ATS?
    Yes, it’s wise to think digitally and disciple our church members within the digital culture.

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