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Advanced Certificate in Family 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 15-credit hour program is designed to equip family ministry leaders with best practices for encouraging Christian family formation and generational discipleship through every phase of life. The Advanced Certificate in Family Ministry Leadership provides students with foundations in theology, discipleship, and principles for creating solutions to meet the contemporary needs of churches and families.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding requisites)


MAFM 6316 - Faith Formation in the Life Stages

MAFM 6353 - Ministry to Families

Select three of the following:

MACC 6301 - Introduction to Christian Counseling

MACH 5312 - Ministry with Children

MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry

MACH 6315 - Ministry to Children with Special Needs

MAEML 5313 - Ministry to Students

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

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


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