Partners in Ministry Training Certificate (PMT)


Investing in the lives of lay people, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary encourages "partnering in the ministry" by offering three different  Partners in Ministry Training (PMT) Certificates. PMT is an unaccredited ministry training program designed for Seminary student spouses, enabling ministering couples to maximize their time at Seminary by preparing both partners to be co-laborers for Christ. The program also can serve to equip lay leaders for various church ministries. Courses are taught by Seminary professors and accomplished practitioners and are designed to increase biblical knowledge, deepen relationships with Jesus, and sharpen practical skills in leadership ministry. PMT is designed to equip students for leadership ministry in a supporting role.

Entrance Requirements

The PMT Program is available to all lay people regardless of educational background, including student spouses, students, alumni, and friends of Golden Gate Seminary.

Components of the Program

PMT is a two-year unaccredited certificate program. The courses are offered on a rotating basis, three per semester, lasting seven weeks each. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any seven week course. The courses are taught on Tuesday evenings from 6:20 pm - 8:30 pm. The cost is $35 per course, and the cost for children's ministry is $15 per child for the entire 7-week course.There is a discounted course fee of $25 per course for GGBTS spouses, and includes children's ministry.

Upon completion of the program, qualifying students may transfer units to the Contextualized Leadership Development diploma program.

Completion Requirements for PMT Certificates

A student application must be completed on or before the first class. To obtain credit for a course, six out of seven class sessions must be attended. The Partners in Ministry Training Certificate will be awarded upon completion of any eight of the twelve courses that are offered over two years. 

PMT offers a Missions Track Certificate approved by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to fulfill the requirements for IMB wives' appointment.  The PMT Missions Track Certificate is awarded upon completion of the eight required Mission Track courses. 

The Advanced PMT Certificate is awarded upon completion of all twelve PMT courses.  This takes one extra year to complete.

This page is designed to help you keep a record of courses taken and courses needed to complete PMT Certificates. To the left of each course enter the term in which you completed that course.

PMT office phone # (415)-380-1683

Course Requirements

Course Title Course # Hours
Year 1
Bible Doctrine 1    (Required for Missions Track  (MT) T1114 1
Bible Doctrine 2    (MT) T2114 1
Marriage & Family    T1113 1
New Testament Survey 1    (MT) T1112 1
New Testament Survey 2    (MT) T2112 1
Spiritual Formation T1111 1
Year 2
Old Testament Survey 1    (MT) T1116 1
Old Testament Survey 2    (MT) T2116 1
Lay Counseling T1115 1
Effective Communication in Ministry    (MT) T1117 1
Women in Missions    (MT) T1119 1
Ministry in the Church T1118 1