Graduate Certificate in Ministry Leadership
Be equipped to lead others effectively
With a Graduate Certificate in Ministry Leadership from Moody, you’ll get the skills and training you need for successful leadership. You’ll sharpen your leadership skills, learn the principles of excellence in ministry leadership from a biblical perspective, and grow in spiritual maturity. You’ll be equipped to plan, organize, lead, resolve conflicts, manage change, and set the ministry direction in your church or Christian organization, wherever God calls you.
With on-campus classes in Chicago or Plymouth Michigan, this certificate is a great option if you want to strengthen your skills in ministry leadership in a short amount of time. All credits are also fully transferrable if you want to continue your graduate studies at Moody Theological Seminary!
You’ll be able to take classes when—and how—it’s most convenient for you. Our on-campus courses are offered both in the evenings and during the day in Chicago and Michigan. We also teach them online and in a hybrid format that combines online and in-person instruction.
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The program seeks to attain three types of outcomes in the life of the student: academic, professional and relational.
The academic outcome is a graduate who is a maturing follower of Christ who can engage in critical and constructive theological reflection and develop biblical and practical strategies for effective ministry leadership. This outcome is based on a solid foundation of leadership studies that will enable students to articulate, critically analyze and evaluate the historical, theoretical, practical, legal and ethical aspects of ministry leadership, including the principles, processes and strategies of ministry leadership in a local or global context.
The professional outcome is a program graduate who is a maturing follower of Christ who possesses developed and honed leadership skills. This outcome is based on a solid foundation of leadership studies that will enable students to exegete contexts and audiences, develop basic knowledge and skill in the use of modern technology in ministry, and analyze and build strategies for innovation and/or transformation of individuals, groups and organizations.
The relational outcome is a graduate who is a maturing follower of Christ who possesses developed interpersonal skills. This outcome is based on a solid foundation of leadership studies that will enable students to build group dynamic skills and to engage in relationship-fostering activities.
Future Ministry Possibilities
- Associate Pastor
- Christian Education Director
- Youth Pastor
- Women's Ministry Director
- Bible Teacher
- Bible Researcher
- Church Planter
- Christian Service Organization Employee
- Christian School Administrator
- Relief Worker
- Pastoral Counselor
- Christian Camp Director
A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $480 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. Some students may also be able to receive advanced standing credit and finish the program in fewer semesters.