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Online Graduate Certificate in
Missional Renewal & Congregational Remissioning

School: Missional Practice  // Study Area: Developing Faith Communities

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The Graduate Certificate in Missional Renewal & Congregational Remissioning is a missionally driven, interdisciplinary certificate program that involves indepth study/research of the primary factors and spiritual contours that consitute a missional church. Foundational theological principles that guide missonal churches and core practices that originate from these principles are the focus of this course of study. Students will evaluate past and present church experiences in relation to these principles and practices to identify areas of needed transformation, both personally and ministerially.

This course of study keeps pace with western civilization's discontinuous cultural change and prepares the student to lead in influential ways for Jesus Christ instead of following change and merely conforming to it. Further, this academic emphasis is also experientially rich. Students therefore, learn and experience how to sow biblical truth into the secularized soil of diverse cultural contexts throughout the world. Personal, spiritual, and cultural transformation is the harvest of Biblical truth.

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 leading congregations into 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.

Examines the primary considerations in determining what constitutes a missional church. Special attention will be given to understanding the foundational theological principles that guide all missional churches and the core practices that stem from these principles. Students will evaluate past and current church experiences in light of these principles and practices in order to identify areas of needed transformation, both personally and in ministry.

Drawing on the growing literature on reflective practice and congregational studies, this course will enable participants to develop their skills in theological reflection on such topics as: management of change and conflict, the understanding of structures, organizations and power issues, group dynamics, and professional ethics and boundaries. It is intended particularly for those whose roles include leadership of churches or community organizations, strategic thinking, and the development of vision.

Prepares students to arrive at the areas of needed transformation they previously identified in the prerequisite. Students will be equipped to lead change, both in experiencing personal transformation, and in accomplishing congregational transformation, in order to transition an existing church to become a missional church. Prerequisite: Principles & Practices of Missional Congregations.

A survey of the lives and ministries of missional leaders in church history. Drawing upon this foundation, students will identify characteristics and practices of effective missional leaders and formulate principles of effective missional leadership. Students will be challenged to examine their own lives and practices in light of these principles and identify areas of needed personal transformation.

Scripture describes The Kingdom of God is inherently ethnically diverse, yet 80% of all Evangelical churches are racially segregated. This course prepares students for missional ministry in the 21st century, which must be ethnically inclusive in order to be effective. Special attention will be given to identifying, understanding, and appreciating differences between various world cultures and to developing a multi-ethnic theology. Students will draw upon this foundation to identify areas of needed transformation, both in their personal experience and in their ministries. Students will develop and propose steps to lead this change.

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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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.