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Online Undergraduate Certificate in Missional Living

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

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Undergraduate Certificate in
Missional Living?


The Undergraduate Certificate in Missional Living is a missionally driven, interdisciplinary certificate program that equips Christian believers to live an authentic life in the mission of God. The curriculum includes theological foundations, a historical study of early church boundary negotiation with those outside the faith, a redemptive-historical hermenutic for interpreting the nexus between scripture and culture, a framework for embodying mission through family and community, and strategies for the development of missional communities.

Foundational to missional ministry is an understanding of how to authentically live a life on mission while including and impacting family, neighborhood, workplace and community. The Missional Living course of study equips students to become an expert missional practitioner as they merge their faith, career and mission.

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 Bachelor degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to serving by participating in the mission of God.

Explores the way biblical virtues of hospitality and fellowship shape who Christians are and how they may extend hospitality to others in their homes and in the household of faith as a means of participating in the mission of God in an unhospitable world.

Examines a crucial component to missions, namely, the effort to maintain a distinctive Christian ethos in the pursuit of extending the gospel to those outside the Church during the early church era. The dynamic between drawing and maintaining boundaries on the one hand, and having the flexibility to adjust and accommodate, is as vital as it is tricky. How the early Church navigated these issues for contemporary consideration and emulation will be explored. Readings, discussion forums, and lectures will structure the course, and assessment will be done through a service project, an informative essay, and an exam focused on the application of the presented material.

In this course, students practice making the Gospel translatable to the cultural context of their field of mission, they are equipped to employ a redemptive-historical hermeneutic for interpreting scripture and research six descriptive domains that encapsulate the cultural orientations of their mission field. As students acquire knowledge of missional practices, consult an expert practitioner and get involved in an on-site evaluation of a place where Gospel and missio Dei intersect, they accumulate vital resources for coherently contextualizing the Gospel in any mission field.

When God started his narrative of redemption for humanity through Israel, he called Abram and his family and put them on mission together. The goal of this course is to provide the framework of how God is continuing to use the family as a primary community to embody his message and image to local neighborhoods.

If the world keeps changing, so must the church. This course is designed to equip those who have a creative heart and mind for the missional church with new contextual forms of ministry. Students will be informed and challenged to imagine and design a new fresh expression strategy to engage their particular community.

This course will examine a Gospel centered community. Students will learn what it mean to live a Gospel centered life and the implications that has for community. They will develop an understanding of their Gospel Identity and their biblical mandate to be a unified community centered on the Gospel living the Spirit’s mission to build the Kingdom. Students will learn the theology behind a Gospel Centered Missional Community and practical steps to implementing one into their local context.

This course will examine the impact of missional principles that can be applied to any ministry context for local church effectiveness. Students will learn what questions to ask to interpret their context as well as best practices for missional communities in diverse locales.

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?

Any vocation, e.g., custodian, grocery clerk, lawyer, realtor, etc., is transformed into a missional vocation for God's glory in the marketplace, courtroom. classroom or athletic field.



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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.


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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.