Certificate in Church Planting

Offered at Arizona Campus, Rocky Mountain Campus, Northern California Campus


The Church Planting Certificate is designed to give church planters greater insight and instruction in church planting methods, as well as create a network of planters in the area of the regional campus.  This certificate will provide students with church planting knowledge and tools that can help to ensure a higher level of success in church planting in the region.

Specifically, the certificate will provide the following:

  • Spiritual formation, ministry leadership, and preaching/communication development
  • Practical skills and tools in church planting ministry
  • A network for church planters

Entrance Requirements

Students must complete Seminary entry requirements as regular or special students.  The courses in the Certificate may be applied to a degree upon admission to a particular Masters program.

Vocational Roles

The program is designed for leaders and other persons interested in church planting.

Course Requirements

Course Title Course # Hours
Spiritual Formation E1312 2
Ministry Leadership P1115 2
Introduction to Preaching/Communication P1411 3
Church Planting Electives Ixxxx 4
Church Planting Internship I2356/7 4

Completion Requirements

The Church Planting Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the required 15 credit hours.