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Online Undergraduate Certificate in
Spiritual Direction

School: Missional Practice  // Study Area: Serving Emerging Generations

 Similar to Other Universities, But with a Unique Set of Courses

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Undergraduate Certificate in
Spiritual Direction?


The Undergraduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction is a missionally driven, interdisciplinary certificate program that equips students to assess approaches for integrating spirituality with disparate missional contexts. They examine a variety of brands of spiritual development and soul-care that serve to encourage people groups in developing spiritual depth and impassioned missional practice. Students relate creative spiritual practices and contextualized spiritual growth strategies to their missional context.

Thorough study of worldviews and how they transition from one to another is important to the development of strategies for spiritual growth and dynamic impact on diverse cultural contexts. Students will understand how to imagine and encourage others to grow in a mature, biblically-based, missionally-driven spirituality.

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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Credits Required

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to directing deeper spiritual depth in the mission of God.

Examines the biblical theological foundations of God's plan for global redemption throughout the Old and New Testament. The student will explore the eternal purpose of God for humanity, the state of those who have not heard the gospel, and the application of the missional mandate to various cultures.

This course explores the spiritual dimension of missional engagement in the post-Christendom world. Students will create a personal spiritual development (or soul care) plan for their selves, their team and engaging a wider community. Resources will include readings, video interviews with practitioners, creative spiritual practices, and the development of a spiritual development plan.

Who am I? How do I relate to others? And how do I know? Postmodern answers to these central questions continue to accentuate social fragmentation and micro-cultural development that lead to identity politics rooted in relativism and issues of power. Using socio-psychological research & theories together with socio-theological reflection, this course addresses five types of identity that shape our social worlds, influences our ability to connect and communicate, and either speeds or impedes the flow of gospel-centered communication. Students discuss these central questions from within a biblical framework and construct a self-identity profile.

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?

Spiritual Director, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Mission & Spiritual Care Director, Chief Spiritual Officer, Spiritual Counselor, Manger of Spiritual Care, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Life Enrichment 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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80% 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.