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Online Associate Certificate in
Fundamentals of Missional Theology

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Associate Certificate in
Fundamentals of Missional Theology?


The Associate Certificate in Fundamentals of Missional Theology orients students to discover how God has been, and continues to be at work in the world, the Missio Dei, or “Mission of God”, and how his people partner with that mission. This certificate provides the foundational, biblically-based, theological framework to develop an understanding of the nature and character of God’s mission. It facilitates awareness of the way our spiritual relationship with God is formed and deepened in the context of his mission, and how we therefore join God in our engagement with our cultures, environments, and each other.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Associate degree program

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Credits Required

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to theological formation in the mission of God.

A survey of Missio Dei, the Mission of God, explores Salvation History through the redemptive vision of God. The student will learn how God is reconciling all of creation unto himself in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Students will also observe God at work through His people in mission.

This course explores the spiritual dimension of missional engagement in the post-Christendom world. Students will discover practical and creative ways of deepening their personal spirituality allowing more engagement with not-yet Christians and the development of authentic missional community. Resources will include readings, video interviews with practitioners, creative spiritual practices, real-life experimentation and weekly Q & A reports.

This course is an introduction to the relationship of theology and culture with particular attention given to various models for understanding the relation of Christian faith and human culture. Students contrast ways in which theological concepts including the image of God, human nature, sin, salvation and life everlasting are portrayed in popular culture with the biblical text.

Explores key theories and practices necessary for local (indigenous) communities to receive the Christian faith and apply its message to their life contexts, expressing it through local cultural forms and traditions, reflecting upon it in writings, art, music, drama, dance, etc., while addressing issues, needs, problems and questions which have arisen within and are pertinent to those specific contexts.

This course explores the ways the biblical text interacts with the environment and develops a theological framework for understanding how Christians connect with nature and the physical, social and spiritual problems that result. Students explore narratives in which Christianity has responded to environmental degradation and examines those responses in light of the biblical text.

This course develops the biblical, theological, and missional rationale for a moral and social theology which shapes the values and practices of faith communities and leaders. Students develop a moral theology by identifying principles that determine the quality of human behavior in light of the biblical text with an emphasis upon the moral responsiblity of the individual. They also develop a social theology through reflection on the biblical parameters of a flourshing social and political order with an emphasis on the social responsibility of faith communities.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


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Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.