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Advanced Certificate in Children's Ministry Leadership

(15 hours – excluding requisites)

Note:  Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): 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 requisites)


MACH 5312 - Ministry with Children

MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry

MACH 6351 - Children and the Christian Faith

MACH 6352 - Advanced Childhood Ministry

MAFM 6353 - Ministry to Families

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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