Seminary Certificate in Christian Studies (SCCS)

Certificate Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Bible and its teachings.
  2. Graduates will have gained a general understanding of Christianity and ability to apply biblical truth to life and ministry.

Available

  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • ONLINE

Program Description

The Seminary Certificate in Christian Studies (SCCS) is a graduate-level certificate program designed for individuals who wish to study in a seminary environment and increase their knowledge and understanding in a variety of theological subjects. The broad scope and flexibility of this program provides just such an opportunity for those interested in exploring theological education. Those who complete the SCCS will be better equipped as Christian lay leaders. The certificate may also provide recognition for those applying for missionary assignments or other ministry positions. Courses may be taken on campus or online.

Transfer credits into the SCCS will be considered on a course-by-course basis. Students who enroll in any of CSBS’s other academic programs may apply credits earned in the SCCS to those programs.

Requirements and Completion

  1. The prerequisite for this certificate is a B.A. degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
  2. A total of 18 credit hours are required for the completion of the SCCS.
Seminary Certificate in Christian Studies (SCCS)
Total credits hours Master of Christian Studies (MCS)18
Biblical/Theological/Historical Studies
Choose at least 8 credit hours from the following:
2B1311Old Testament I3
2B1312Old Testament II3
2B2311New Testament I3
2B2312New Testament II3
2B3213Biblical Interpretation2
2B3214Biblical Backgrounds2
Bible Book Studies2 or 3
2T1213Christian Theology I2
2T1214Christian Theology II2
2H1214History of Christianity2
2T2311Christian Ethics3
2H2111Baptist Distinctives 1
Missional/Leadership Studies
Choose at least 8 credit hours from the following:
2P3221Evangelism2
2E2221Effective Bible Teaching2
2I1211Church Planting2
2H3211Missiology2
2T4221Christianity & Other World Faiths 2
2T2223Christian Apologetics 2
2P3215Spiritual Formation 2
2P3231Spiritual Leadership2
2P2215Pastoral Ministry2
2C1221Biblical Counselling2
2C1243Dealing with Conflict2
Free Electives2