Graduate Certificate in Theology and Ministry Online

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2014-2015 Grduate Certificate in Theology and Ministry Program Online Course Listing (DPCL)

A Graduate Certificate in Theology and Ministry will be awarded to students who successfully complete a total of 18 credit hours of graduate study at the Institute for Ministry. Certificate requirements consist of:

Transfer credits from other educational institutions are not accepted. 

Graduate students may elect to continue their studies at LIM beyond the 18 credit hours of this certificate model. Earned credit hours from the Certificate in Theology and Ministry program can be applied toward a Master of Pastoral Studies (M.P.S.) or a master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) degree. Upon completion of the certificate, students may apply to pursue a LIM 36-hour degree; the 18 credit hours already earned will then be applied to a candidate’s work toward a Master of Pastoral Studies or a Master of Religious Education degree.

Theological Core Courses: 12 credit hours (Select 4)
LIM C703 Introduction to Practical Theology (required) 3 crs.
LIM C711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith (Old Testament) 3 crs.
LIM C712 Christian Origins (New Testament) 3 crs.
LIM C714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit 3 crs.
LIM C722 Church, Sacraments, and Liturgy 3 crs.
LIM C704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics 3 crs.

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Elective Courses: 6 credit hours (Select 2 from core courses above, focus area courses below, or other electives) 
LIM C840 Faith and Culture 3 crs.
LIM C860 Faith Development and Spirituality 3 crs.
LIM C861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 crs.
LIM C886 Pastoral and Educational Praxis 3 crs.
LIM C826 Digital Media and Ministry 3 crs.
LIM C827 Spirituality for Ministers 3 crs.
LIM C828 History of Christian Spirituality 3 crs.
LIM C819 Spirituality and the Theology of Work 3 crs.
LIM C820 Ministry in the Marketplace 3 crs.
LIM C844 Parish Life and Ministry 3 crs.
LIM C845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry 3 crs.
LIM C813 The Universe as Divine Manifestation 3 crs.
LIM C814 The Emergent Universe: Our Sacred Story 3 crs.
LIM C837 Foundations of Religious Education 3 crs.
LIM C838 Curriculum Development 3 crs.
LIM C839 Religious Education across the Curriculum 3 crs.
LIM C846 Catechetical Leadership 3 crs.
LIM C870 Foundations of Youth Ministry 3 crs.
LIM C876 Adolescent Spirituality and Methods of Faith Development 3 crs.

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