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Online Graduate Certificate in
Missional Disciplemaking in Global Context

School: Missional Practice  // Study Area: Practicing Missional Lifestyles

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The Graduate Certificate in Missional Disciplemaking in Global Context is a missionally driven, interdisciplinary certificate program to equip Christian believers to live out their faith by engaging the biblical themes of redemption, reconciliation, restoration, and renewal in their communities. Students learn to lead groups to grow theologically together, deepen their personal spirituality, and grow as a culture maker in the image of Christ while being a disciple-multiplier. Mission-shaped disciplemaking embraces the new life for all creation that Jesus brings -- restoring the environment, renewing cultures and remaking peoples by offering healing and hope.

A missional approach to transformational disciplemaking is new to much of what is called "discipleship." The unique focus of this program is the personal and social transformation of individuals and communities to become Christ-like culture-makers, image-bearers, and disciple-multipliers.

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 guiding others to serve 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.

The nature of theological education within the local missional community is examined. It explores and analyzes the intersection of communicative action, the relationality of the Triune God, and the interpersonal dynamic of adult learning, allowing the missional leader to create democratic and generative spaces for theological training.

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

Students evaluate ways in which a theological understanding of redemption, reconciliation, restoration and renewal shape the Christian believer's everyday missional practice. They will explore various forms of disciplemaking that lead to equipping believers to follow Jesus and serve in various facets of the mission of God in the world. The course envisions living missionally in context through culture care, spiritual care, social care, creativity care, creation care, and thought care. Emphasis is placed on developing disciplemaking processes that produce missional believers who embrace the renewal of all things -- spiritual reconciliation with God, restoring the environment, transforming communities, and renewing cultures by offering a God-centered, holistic understanding of the gospel.

Examines the New Testaments models of contextualization and bring them into theological conversation with the student’s lived experience of context. The student will evaluate how these Biblical accounts might offer a faithful pattern of missional engagement that can serve as a model for mission today.

The course establishes an understanding of how to most effectively make disciples within one's cultural context. Students develop a deeper awareness of the culture around them, or a future ministry context, while building on their own experience as disciplemakers. Each student is expected to present an effective strategy of disciplemaking within a particular context of ministry.

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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Transformational Discipleship Coordinator, Life Coach, Small Groups Pastor, Pastor of Discipleship, Women’s Ministry Leader, Men's Ministry Leader, Spiritual Director, Bible Camp Discipleship Director, Not-For-Profit Discipleship Directors

 

 

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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.

TIER COUNTRIES

100% Tuition

 

$395
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$1185

TIER COUNTRIES

80% Tuition

 

$316
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$948

TIER COUNTRIES

60% Tuition

 

$237
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$711

TIER COUNTRIES

40% Tuition

 

$158
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$474

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.