Graduate Certificate in Foundations for Mission Service: Career Service Advanced

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (9-12 hours)

course

hours

*Exploring the Old Testament 

3

*Exploring the New Testament 

3

*Systematic Theology 1 or 2 

3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics* 

3

Designated Core Courses (2-3 hours)

Choose from the following:

course

hours

*Pastoral Ministry
OR
Christian Ministry 

3

*Supervised Ministry 1: Personal Evangelism Practicum (M)

2

*Worship Leadership 

3

*Proclaiming the Bible
OR
Teaching the Bible 

3

*Interpersonal Relationship Skills

2

*Baptist Heritage

2

*Christian Ethics
OR
Biblical Ethics 

3

*Introduction to Spiritual Formation (M)

1

*Personal Disciple Making (M)

1

Christian Apologetics 

3

*Discipleship Strategies (M)

2

Missions Required Courses (5 hours)

course

hours

*Christian Missions (M)

3

*Life and Work of the Missionary
OR
*Contemporary Mission Methods and Movements
(Prerequisite: Christian Missions)

2

Missions Designated Courses*** (3-4 hours)

Choose from the following:

course

hours

Anthropology for Missionaries

2

*Last Frontiers

2/3

*Ministry to Refugees, Immigrants, and Internationals 

3

*Transcultural Communication of the Gospel

2

*Introduction to Urban Missions 

3

Alternative field-based course****

2

Missions Practicum****

2-4

New Orleans Ministry and Missions

2

Missions Strategies Practicum

2/3

*Practicum in Urban Missions

2/3

Total Required: 20 hours

(M) Indicates course is also available in a mentoring format.*Available Online

**Head of household must take the hermeneutics course. Wives may take a general ministry elective in place of the hermeneutics course.

***Head of household would already have 20 hours from the above courses.

****These courses could be taken on the mission field with approval of IMB leadership.