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CERTIFICATE
IN
MINISTRY

OVERVIEW

The Certificate in Ministry (CM) program is designed for ministry leaders who do not 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.

Accreditation

Asia Theological Association

Credits and
Period of Candidature

36 credits

Full-time: One year

Part-time: Up to three years

Admission Requirements

The applicant should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old on the date of admission with at least 10 years of formal schooling*

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity

  • Be water baptized and involved in Christian ministry

  • Recommended by his or her local church pastor

 

* Those without formal schooling can apply if they are at least 25 years old. They will take a qualifying assessment.

International applicants must have obtained a TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) / 550 (PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or the equivalent).

Anticipated Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students should demonstrate:

  • 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

CURRICULUM

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BIBLE

9 credits
  • Old Testament Survey 

  • New Testament Survey

  • Hermeneutics 

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6 credits

THEOLOGY
& HISTORY

 

  • Christian Doctrine

  • Pentecostal Foundations

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MINISTRY
& GENERAL

21 credits
  • Online Orientation

  • Theological Research and Writing (Online)

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

  • 3 Ministry Electives

Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated. 

STUDY SCHEDULE

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TERM 1

  • Theological Research and Writing (Online)

  • Old Testament Survey 

  • Christian Doctrine

  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

 

 

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TERM 2
 

  • New Testament Survey

  • Pentecostal Foundations

  • 2 Ministry Electives

 

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Ministry Elective

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

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

full-time 

Period of Candidature: 1 year

Tuition Fees: SGD 3,950

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term. 

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2022 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

4) International students will need to take into consideration living expenses and other related fees incurred from staying in Singapore on a student pass. 

part-time 

Period of Candidature: Up to 3 years

Tuition Fee: SGD 3,950

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term. 

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2022 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

 

For a detailed listing of fees involved, please refer to the Financial Information

APPLICATION

The School of Theology follows a trimester system with 3 terms in a year. Each term consists of 13 weeks. Students should check with the school for the exact dates for the school terms.

  • Term 1: Jan - Mar

  • Term 2: May - Jul

  • Term 3: Sep - Nov

 

Applicant may choose to commence the program in any term. 

Local applicants (residing in Singapore)

International applicants

CONNECT WITH US

For more information, please contact us at:

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 530pm (excluding weekends and Public Holidays)

Phone: +65 6304-7602

Email: admin@tca.edu.sg

Text: +65 8817 6154 (WhatsApp messages only)