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Online Graduate Certificate in
Mission-Shaped Development in Millennial Cultures

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The Graduate Certificate in Mission-Shaped Development in Millennial Cultures enjoins generational theory to a biblically based and interculturally contextualized approach to disciplemaking. Worldview, racial and cultural diversity are addressed through the lens of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The student will gain a missionally driven understanding of relating to and unifying generations through the transforming power of the Gospel.

Emerging generations are among the most important investments missionally minded believer's can make. Millennials are future socio-cultural transformers (for good or ill), policy makers, church, political, business and academic leaders. However, they are the most un-churched people group in Western Civilization. It is imperative that discipleship strategies, missional in nature, be designed and applied to engaging Millennials.

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 emerging generations in the mission of God.

An investigation of the biblical theology of mission. The student will analyze three distinct but interrelated areas: The biblical and theological foundations of mission; the Kingdom of God as the theme of mission; and progressive revelation throughout salvation history. The student will be able to construct his/her own mission theological framework.

Students will assess different approaches to integrating spirituality with missionality in current and past literature. They will explore various forms of spiritual development and soul-care that encourage participants in both their spiritual depth and missional practice. Students will experience creative spiritual practices and develop customized spiritual development plans for their missional context.

This course compares and contrasts the principles and practices of various practitioners and theorists in the area of millennial spiritual formation. Special emphasis is given to the concept of the new life stage of emerging adulthood as well as recent research pointing to rise in narcissism among this cohort. The student will evaluate and critique the various positions, synthesizing them into their own conceptual framework to be utilized in their ministry to millennials in various cultural contexts.

This course examines various models of millennial ministry, such as traditional vs. missional ecclesiology, innovative discipleship and mentoring programs, and social justice/outreach efforts. Students will compare, contrast, and critique these various models and construct his or her own strategic plan to be implemented in millennial ministry.

This course traces the social history of the first ‘digital natives,’ the millennials. The student will become familiar with various positions taken by sociologists, demographers, and practical theologians who have written on the lived experience of the millennial generation in this new digital age. The student will evaluate these positions with an eye toward developing their own perspective on effective methods of engaging millennials using technology and social media. The student will design a workshop that can be used to equip leaders who are working with millennials regarding the impact of social history and technology of millennial culture.

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 Living Your Life as Mission

Is this Your Mission?

Collegiate Ministry, Emerging Generations Pastor; College & Career Pastor; Leadership Development Trainer; Program Development Manager; Leadership Coach; Campus, Hospital, Industrial or Police Pastor/Chaplain; Campus Outreach Director.



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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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Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be reduced by an additional 50% by participating in the Sponsorship Program.