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Certificate in Ministry

Certificate in Ministry

The Certificate in Ministry (CM) program is designed for ministry leaders who don’t hold university qualifications. It is also suitable for students who wish to develop a broad understanding of Scripture and Christian beliefs while learning to interpret and apply them to everyday life. By blending a firm biblical foundation with hands-on opportunities for practical ministry skills, the program aims to help you advance in your ministry journey and achieve the next milestone in personal spiritual growth.

Overview/Admission Requirements

Accreditation Asia Theological Association
Credits 36 credits
Full-time: One year Part-time: Up to three years
Admission Requirements

You must:

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity
  • Be willing to engage in Christian ministry
  • Be recommended by your local church
  • Be at least 18 years old on the date of admission
  • Have obtained a GCE ‘O’ level certificate (with at least 5 GCE ‘O’ level passes) or its equivalent

If you are an international applicant, you must have obtained a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT)/550(PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or the equivalent)


Upon successful completion of the program, you should have acquired:

  • Knowledge of Scripture and Christian doctrine
  • Ability to interpret and apply Scripture to practical life situations
  • Knowledge of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission
  • Desire to participate in the ministry of the local church



9 credits

Old Testament Survey 3
New Testament Survey 3
Hermeneutics 3


9 credits

Christian Doctrine 3
Pentecostal Foundations 3
Church History 3


18 credits

Online Orientation 0
Theological Research and Writing 3
Pastoral Ministries 3
Spiritual Formation and Christian Character 3
Ministry Electives 9


36 credits

Each course is worth three credits unless otherwise stated.

Study Schedule

Term 1

Theological Research and Writing
Old Testament Survey
Christian Doctrine
Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

Term 2

New Testament Survey
Pentecostal Foundations
Ministry Elective
Ministry Elective

Term 3

Church History
Pastoral Ministries
Ministry Elective

The course Theological Research and Writing is offered in an online format. All students must start the program with this course.

Graduation Requirements

Students must fulfill the following requirements for graduation.

  • Satisfactory completion of the program of study
  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Approval by the Dean’s Committee
  • Settlement of all financial obligations with the College
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