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Youíd like to grow spiritually ó and help others do the same ó but without going back to school for the next three or four years. We understand.

Thatís why the church planting certificate and church revitalization certificate at North Greenville University equips you to bring about spiritual renewal through a short one-year program based on a Christian worldview. Whether you sense a call to develop a closer personal relationship with the Lord, guide others on their discipleship journey in an existing congregation, or even minister at a new church plant, this certificate offers you an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that align with the heart of your mission.

The program includes only four courses (13 credits), with a fully online format. So your schedule stays flexible.

Once you successfully complete the program, you will receive a professional undergraduate Certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization from North Greenville University.


Who Itís For


  • Business Leaders Seeking to Lead Their Business with Christian Principles
  • Deacons
  • Educators
  • Elders
  • Evangelists
  • Lay Leaders
  • Ministers
  • Parachurch Administrators
  • Sunday School Teachers
  • Teachers
  • Youth Pastors



  • Church Health
  • Church Mission and Vision
  • Defending the Gospel
  • Expository Preaching and Teaching
  • Studying the Bible
  • Theological Foundation for Planting Churches

The curriculum for NGUís Certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization consists of four courses. The 13-credit program ends with a capstone seminar.


Core Courses


First, complete the core courses required for each participant in the program:

  • CHST 2333 Apologetics and Evangelism (3 credit hours, online)                             
  • CHST 2365 Expository Preaching and Teaching (3 credit hours, online)      
  • CHST 2390 Hermeneutics (3 credit hours, online)    
  • CHST 3344 Church Planting and Revitalization (3 credit hours, online)  


Capstone Seminar


After completing your courses, you will finish by taking the final Capstone Seminar:

  • Capstone Seminar (1 credit hour)

Once you successfully complete the program courses listed above, you will receive a professional undergraduate Certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization from North Greenville University, carrying the weight of 13 undergraduate university credits.

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