The Diploma in Christian Ministry is a 60-unit program of study that develops competencies needed to lead churches and community ministries. You will learn how to: interpret, preach and teach the Bible; understand Christian heritage and practice; defend Christian beliefs and ethics; administer and grow the church; grow spiritually as individuals and disciple others; provide pastoral care and leadership; and lead in worship and missional outreach.
The curriculum is organized into four academic areas that promote biblical, theological, worship, and ministerial skills. You will complete seven required courses (14 units) in each area, plus the introductory Gateway Course (2 units) and one elective (2 units). For the complete list of courses and their descriptions, consult the program brochure (below).