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Online Graduate Certificate in
Starting Missional Congregations

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

☀  Totally Unique Program = only available at Missional University

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Graduate Certificate in
Starting Missional Congregations?


The Graduate Certificate in Starting Missional Congregations is a missionally driven, interdisciplinary certificate program enabling students to gain theological acuity and spiritual maturity, and equipping them to recruit, evaluate, train, and mobilize a diverse church planting team to join God in His mission.

Starting Missional Congregations requires planters led by God's Spirit. God calls ministry leaders to identify and recruit planters that conform to the church's or denomination's vision, mission, values, and doctrine. However for those new congregations to emerge, potential new planters must be prepared to relate the planting process to their personal background and giftedness, including their academic preparation, missional understanding, spirituality and their understanding of the "business" side of ministry. New church planters must be trained to engage obstacles, navigate relationship dynamics, and identify potential problems related to starting congregations. Further, planters must rely on the Holy Spirit to guide them with their specific calling to the task of church planting. The Graduate Certificate in Starting Missional Congregations equips students to enhance their readiness to start churches by learning the stages and ongoing dynamics of planting reproducing, missional congregations.

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

Course Effort

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Course Length

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Credits Required

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Program Cost

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to serving starting congregations in the mission of God.

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?

Church planting pastor, multi-campus coordinator, denominational church planting specialist, bi-vocational ministry specialist, church planting team member



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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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3 credit course


80% Tuition


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3 credit course


60% Tuition


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40% Tuition


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3 credit course

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.