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Practical training for those in the field


Our Diploma programs develop basic competencies needed to lead churches and community ministries. We offer two levels of training: the Diploma in Christian Ministry and the Advanced Diploma. These programs are for mature students (at least 25 years old) who have not completed college. They are not secular, undergraduate degrees. They are non-degree, religious programs that prepare you for ministry and provide a pathway for admission to our master’s programs.

Diploma in Christian Ministry

The Diploma in Christian Ministry is a 60-unit program equivalent to an associate degree in religion.

The Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Diploma is a 120-hour program equivalent to a baccalaureate degree. It builds on the Diploma in Christian Ministry, incorporates college credit earned elsewhere, and may include credit for life experience and practical ministry. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.