Church Ministry

Learn More and Build Skills for Church and Para-Church Ministry

A Certificate in Church Ministry from Providence Theological Seminary introduces the student to basic theological content as well as various ministry related skills such as Christian education, administration and leadership, and counselling, all within a multi-cultural Canadian context. These courses are taught by qualified professors from the Seminary’s three departments: Counselling, Christian Ministries and Biblical and Theological Studies. This is also an opportunity to explore graduate level courses offered by Providence with the possibility of transferring these courses into a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree program for those pursuing a professional career.

Major Options
Graduate Certificate Church Ministry 18 credit hours
Program Details

For Entrance into the Church Ministry program

Core course requirements for entrance into the Church Ministry program are listed in the Academic Calendar. Acceptance into this program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Although a recognized undergraduate degree is preferred, admission as a mature student without an undergraduate degree will be considered. In such instances, previous post-secondary education, employment and/or ministry experience may be taken into account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Program Courses
  • Reading the Church’s Bible
  • Theological Foundations
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Worldview and Culture
  • Administration and Leadership
  • Counselling Elective

Stan Hamm, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)
Professor Emeritus of Educational & Christian Studies

Career Options
Graduates build careers in Christian education, missions, para-church ministries, pastoral leadership, worship ministry, and youth leadership.