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Online Graduate Certificate in
African Theology in Context

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Graduate Certificate in
African Theology in Context?


The Graduate Certificate in African Theology in Context challenges students to examine various approaches to African Theology in light of the 21st century political and cultural context on the continent.  Approaches to various theological themes including Christology and the Kingdom of God are critiqued in light of a biblical and missional hermeneutic. Students assess the African cultural context and evaluate ways in which African theology addresses those issues in a post-colonial era and evaluate the sigificance of African theologies for service in the mission of God among Africans both on the continent and among African diaspora.

A critical concern for most students is an unawareness of the situational contexts which largely shape and inform the theological presuppositions, spiritual formation, and missional practice of Christian believers in cultural contexts that are dissimilar to their own. The Graduate Certificate in African Theology in Context leads students to recognize, study, and evaluate the theological perspectives of African Christianity and prepares them for missional service among Africans.

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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Credits Required

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What Will I Study?

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

Examines and evaluates various theories and practices used to appropriate the message of the Christian Faith in the local context with a special focus on the globalization and pluralistic context of the twenty-first century. The student will develop strategies for assessing a particular context and bringing the Gospel into constructive conversation with it.

Enables students to develop and evaluate contextual approaches to the Bible, mission, and congregational studies. It will analyze different models of contextual theology, and explore the way in which the classic theological disciplines of biblical studies and systematic theology relate to and interact with the theory and practice of contextual theology.

Compares the important personalities, theological works, and issues defining the study of Christian theologies in modern Africa. Cultural/theological impacts of pre-modern, modern, and postmodern issues on contemporary African Christian theologies will be analyzed. The student will understand and engage the shift of Christianity from its Western “homeland” to Africa, and the responsibility, problems and opportunities these shifts pose for biblical Christianity in Africa.

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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African Theology Teacher, African Theology Trainer, African Theology Writer, African Theology Blogger, African Theology Editor, Church Minister of Missions, Curriculum Writer, Director of Missions, Missionary among African Immigrants, Missionary in Africa, Pastor among African Immigrants, Pastor in Africa



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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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40% Tuition


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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.