The Christian education track of the Advanced Certificate in Christian Ministries is designed for those who desire to minister in creating ministry programs within the church that encourage spiritual growth through meaningful relationships, compelling biblical teaching, effective program development, and influential leadership. This program provides biblical and counseling education for those anticipating vocations as ministers of Christian education, children’s workers, ministers of youth, or ministers of adults.

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Overview (Individual courses may vary)

First Year

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Hermeneutics
  • Pentecostalism
  • Intro to Christian Doctrines
  • Intro to Music Ministries
  • Christian Education
  • Church Planting and Growth
  • Intro to Missions
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Intro to Christian Care
  • Library Research and Writing
  • Practicum
  • Spiritual Formation I

Second Year 

  • Theology of Christian Education/Child Theology 
  • History and Philosophy of Christian Education 
  • Christian Education of  Children 
  • Youth Ministry
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Discipleship
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Homiletics
  • Anthropology
  • Youth, Media and Worship
  • Conflict Management
  • Practicum
  • Spiritual Formation II
  • Cross Cultural Experience   

Third Year

  • Small Group Ministry 
  • Ministry to Singles
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Family Stress and Resilience
  • Introduction to Family Studies
  • Contextualization
  • Church History I
  • Church History II
  • Senior Paper (Music Emphasis)
  • Ethics
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Church Administration
  • Practicum 
  • Spiritual Formation III

At ETS the qualification for church ministry accredited by ECTE at EQF level 6 is attained after three years of full-time study. In Germany, a subsequent one-year professional internship is required for the program to qualify as a recognized vocation.