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Online Graduate Certificate Program in
African Christianity & Mission

School: Missional College  //  Study Area: Serving Among Cultural Groups

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Graduate Certificate in
African Christianity & Mission?


The Graduate Certificate in African Christianity & Mission offers students an understanding of the history and growth of Christianity in Africa from antiquity to the present in areas that include: Christianity's relation to African political and social systems, the African roots of Christianity, African perspectives on biblical interpretation and theology, and African views of the relation between the gospel and African social issues. Through the certificate program, students gain the following abilities:

    • ability to develop a biblical and theological understanding of race and ethnicity and engage contemporary issues of racism, immigration, justice, and the refugee crisis on the African continent.
    • ability to assess important African personalities, theological works, and contemporary theological issues that shape the responsiblity, problems and opportunities that African theologians face.
    • ability to interpret theological understandings of the past, provide a missiological analysis of the present, and set a path forward for African Christianity in light of the signficant social, polictical and theological issues of the 21st century
    • ability to articulate the African roots of Christianity and their contribution to global Christianity from the early centuries.
    • ability to articulate the unique theological and missional contributions that African Christianity makes to the global Christianity community.
    • ability to investigate African contextual theology and missional practice and their impact on issues such as polygamy, apartheid, social unrest, poverty, urbanization, etc. in Africa and beyond.

According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Africa is critical for the future of global Christianity because in the next 10 years, Africa will likely grow to have the most Christians of any continent: 700 million. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) projects that by the year 2050, the population of Africa under age 18 could be greater than 1 billion. Most of them will identify as Muslim or Christian. Both Christians from other countries who serve in Africa as well as Christian leaders within Africa need a clear understanding of the current state of African Christianity in relation to 21st century challenges and an understanding of the missional task going forward. The Graduate Certificate in African Christianity & Mission provides a framework for Christian leaders to make serious missional contributions to the future of the African continent.

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 Master's degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to serving among cultural groups in the mission of God.

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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 Navigating Cultural Difference

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Missionary, Church Planter, Community Ministry Practitioner, Immigration Services Coordinator, Community Worker, International Worker, Humanitarian Worker, Missional Team Leader, Global Director, Faith and Development Manager, Marketplace Ministry Worker, Children's and Youth Worker, Researcher



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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.