College of Ministry

Online Certificate in Ministry Leadership Program

The Online Certificate of Ministry Leadership is designed to address the challenge of continuing education in today's fast-paced, ever-changing world, preparing students for volunteer and vocational ministry. Combining theology and practice, this online ministry certificate is offered in an innovative, Bible-centered environment. Completion of the program meets the educational requirements for ministry certification, ministry license, and ordination credential levels with the Assemblies of God.

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Highest Accreditation

Not all online programs are accredited—something you never have to worry about at NU.


Exceptional Education

80+ years of experience and knowledge went into creating our online courses.


Faith Integration

Every course includes a component that helps you relate the subject to your faith.


Faculty Who Care

Our instructors are experts who love students and bring out their very best.

Why Choose a Ministry Certificate Online at Northwest University?


Earn your ministry certification in only two years with coursework designed to fit with your career and personal life. Taking only one course at a time, with a break during the month of December, you'll be equipped for effective ministry with an education that accommodates your schedule.


Benefit from a cohort structure, characterized by a small group of students working together and encouraging each other within an interactive online environment that empowers Christian leadership formation and development of community.


Learn from proficient faculty members who offer both academic qualifications as well as real-life experience in their teaching fields.


Alternatively or in support of the certificate program, online courses are also open to students interested in further study for personal enrichment. Students can register individually for any course available online if necessary prerequisite courses have been met.


Build valuable skills that directly apply to your ministry work, including biblical literacy and exegetical skills, critical thinking, and sensitivity toward diversity. You'll also develop effective leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Courses for the Certificate in Ministry Leadership

We have over 80 years of experience in creating and teaching curriculum. We've invested that experience into every one of the 30 credits that make up our Certificate in Ministry Leadership program.

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CodeCourse TitleCredits
Bible and Theology
BIBL 1103Old Testament History and Literature(3)
BIBL 1203New Testament History and Literature(3)
BIBL 2553Biblical Interpretation(3)
THEO 1213Christian Thought(3)
Biblical Studies Core
BIBL 3253Corinthian Correspondence(3)
THEO 2503Pentecostal Spirituality(3)
THEO 3413Theology of Ministry Essentials(3)
Ministry Leadership Core
CMIN 2043Ministry Operations(3)
PMIN 3343Effective Preaching(3)
PMIN 3513Pastoral Care and Counseling(3)

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Next Steps

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