Online Certificate in Ministry Leadership

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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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.

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Northwest University is a private, non-profit Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NU is also a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

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Ready to get started? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon.

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