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Online Associate Certificate in
Human Services

⚜   Rarely Offered in Christian Universities, Bible Colleges or Seminaries

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Associate Certificate in
Human Services?


The Associate’s Certificate in Human Services lays the foundations for students interested in pursuing a missional life through social work and ministry. Students are introduced to the practice and profession of Social Work along with introductions to behavioral science, missional theology, and spirituality. These courses guide students to engage the concerns of social needs in partnership with God’s mission in the world.

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 serving communities 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 provides an overview of professional social work. It examines the historical development of the profession of social work; introduces the profession’s values, ethics, and practice principles; examines the major intervening methods of social work practice; identifies the generalist base of social work practice; and explores the social service delivery networks which comprise the social welfare system in urban environments. This course will provide a framework of knowledge, values, skills and experiences for culturally competent, ethical, and spiritually-sensitive social work practice.

Professional Social Work a Contemporary Society is preparatory course for entry into the Social Work BSW program. It will provide students with a beginning understanding of social work interventions and students will be introduced to different models and perspectives that will guide their work toward social justice with vulnerable people. This course will also provide a framework of knowledge, values, skills and experiences for culturally competent, ethical, and spiritually-sensitive social work practice.

An exploration of the theories and knowledge of human bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural development from birth through young adulthood in the context of the range of social systems in which individuals live: families, groups, organizations, and communities. In this course social workers will recognize that a holistic perspective requires taking into account the biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual aspects of human needs, strengths, and experience. As well as the impact of social and economic forces on human development will be explored with special attention to evaluating theory and its application to issues of human diversity.

Provides an overview of a range of social problems and society's response to them through the social service delivery system and through Christian organizations. The problems and services described include: child abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, poverty, aging, mental health and illness, and corrections. Within this context, various career options and professional roles will be described, including that of social work. The course will provide readings related to Christianity and Social Work. The course will teach students how to provide clients with spiritual care along with meeting The physical and psychological needs of their clients.

When Can I Get Started?

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






A Career in Transforming Communities

Is this Your Mission?

Christian Community Development Manager, Community Care Coordinator, Community Development Coordinator, Community Development Ministry Coordinator, Community Engagement Coordinator, Community Engagement Project Manager, Community Manager, Assistant Community Manager, Community Ministry Associate, Community Ministry Coordinator, Community Outreach Ministry Area Coordinator, Community Ministries Programme Coordinator, Community & Outreach Coordinator, Community Organizer, Community Pastor, Community Resource Director, Coordinator of Community Outreach, Development & Community Relations Director, Director Community Engagement, Lead Community Organizer, Ministry Coordinator for Community Life, Pastor of Community Evangelism



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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.


100% Tuition


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80% Tuition


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40% Tuition


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3 credit course

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.