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Youíd like to go into missions full-time, but without going back to school for the next three or four years. We understand.

Thatís why the missions certificate at North Greenville University gets you ready for a career as a missionary through a short 1.5-year program. In fact, we designed this certificate to meet the curriculum requirements provided by the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention for career missionaries. Youíll have the opportunity to build a basic theological background for international ministry, or prepare for mission work through your local church, so that you can integrate the Christian worldview into your day-to-day life as a missionary right away.

The program at NGU includes only seven courses (21 credits). All courses are available online or on campus, depending on the semester.

Once you successfully complete the program, you will receive a professional graduate Certificate in Missions from North Greenville University.

 

Who Itís For

 

  • Applicants with the International Mission Board (IMB)
  • Candidates for Missionary Work
  • Career Missionaries
  • Full-Time Missionaries
  • International Missionaries
  • Journeymen Wanting to Prepare for Full-Time Missions
  • Local Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • Vocational Missionaries
 

Topics

 

  • Best Practices for Evangelism, Church Planting, Spiritual Formation, Discipleship, and Missions (Depending on the Electives You Select)
  • Biblical Exegesis
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Christianity Among World Religions
  • Historical, Linguistic, and Cultural Backgrounds in the Bible
  • How to Communicate the Biblical Message Today
  • Major Theological Teachings of Christianity
  • Old and New Testaments Texts, Canon, and Versions

The curriculum for NGUís Certificate in Missions consists of seven courses. The 21-credit program begins with four core courses and then offers several options for the remaining three electives.

 

Core Courses

 

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

  • BI 5300 Biblical Interpretation (3 credit hours; online or on campus)                   
  • NT 5300 New Testament Research and Application (3 credit hours; online or on campus)
  • OT 5300 Old Testament Research and Application (3 credit hours; online or on campus)    
  • TH 5300 Christian Theology (3 credit hours; online or on campus) 

 

Electives

 

After completing your core courses, you can choose three electives based on your preference:

  • CM 5000 Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours; online or on campus)
  • CM 5305 Personal Evangelism (3 credit hours; online or on campus)
  • CM 5310 Evangelism and Church Planting (3 credit hours; online or on campus)
  • CM 5331 Discipleship (3 credit hours; online or on campus)
  • CM 5345 Introduction to Christian Missions (3 credit hours; online or on campus) 
  • TH 5345 Christian Faith and World Religions (3 credit hours; online or on campus)

Once you successfully complete the program courses listed above, you will receive a professional graduate Certificate in Missions from North Greenville University, carrying the weight of 21 graduate university credits.

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