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Degree Program Description

The Certificate in Christian Ministry is a 24-hour course of study designed to ground students in faithfully interpreting and applying scripture in service to the church. Students may take courses as desired in any department of the school; however, to receive maximum benefit, the course track outlined below is recommended.

  • New Testament Survey 1 — Gospels and Acts
  • New Testament Survey 2 — Epistles and Revelation
  • Old Testament Survey 1
  • Old Testament Survey 2
  • Systematic Theology 1 — God and Creation
  • Systematic Theology 2 — Christ and the Church
  • Systematic Theology 3 — Salvation and Eschatology
  • One elective course (3 credit hours)

A graduate of the this program will be able to:
  • Articulate the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.
  • Explain the inspiration and authority of all of Scripture and its relationship to the Gospel.
  • Articulate the relationship of the gospel to sanctification in the life of the believer.
  • Articulate a Christo-centric view of ministry in which theological study, practice, and ethical conduct mutually inform and enhance one another.
  • Demonstrate pastoral, oral, written skills, and competencies that are required for church leadership at its most mature and effective level.
  • Contribute to the practice of ministry by means of a doctoral-level project that integrates analytical and ministerial research, theological reflection, and practical application.

Application to the Certificate program at Knox is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or beyond. Interested students should contact us using our online inquiry form. The admission requirements include a completed application, application fee, transcripts from all previous institutions attended, personal testimony, and a pastoral reference.

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