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Advanced Certificate in Children's Ministry Leadership

(15 hours – excluding prerequisites)

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

This program is designed to equip children’s ministry leaders with an understanding of children, best practices of children’s ministry in order to connect children, their families, and their leaders with Christ and the community of faith. The Advanced Certificate in Children’s Ministry provides students with foundations in theology, Christian education, and principles for creating solutions to meet the contemporary needs of the churches and children.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership

DISC 6301 - Christian Education in the Local Church

MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry

MACH 6312 - Ministry with Children

MAFM 6353 - Ministry to Families


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