Plant. Nurture. Grow.

Church Planting & Revitalization: Certificate

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Build new churches from the ground up. Breathe new life into struggling congregations. All for the glory of God and the good of his people.

Your life. Your studies. Your studies. Elevate your future without disrupting your daily life, at NGU.
Credit Hours
Complete your certificate with four courses and a capstone. Then, apply your credit hours toward an undergraduate degree (if you so choose). That’s a win-win.
Ranked Online College
NGU ranked #3 on EDsmart’s list of “Best Online Colleges in South Carolina” (2020).

God’s Church. God’s Glory. Your Purpose.

From struggling congregations to communities devoid of healthy churches, you feel God’s calling to shepherd his people well. Pursue your calling and elevate your impact through church planting and revitalization.

Examine the health, mission, and vision of thriving churches. Learn to effectively share and defend the gospel. Refine your abilities in expository preaching and teaching. Explore methods of Bible study. And, of course, engage theological foundations for church planting and spiritual renewal.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Certificate in Church Planting & Revitalization?

With a bachelor’s certificate in church planting and revitalization, you’ll gain specialized skills to lead and transform faith communities.

This certificate equips you to create new worship spaces, nurture spiritual growth, and revitalize existing congregations, making a meaningful impact on the ever-evolving landscape of religious ministry.

Church Planter

Church Revitalization Consultant

Discipleship Pastor


Ministry Coach

Outreach Coordinator

Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean, Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Allen McWhite, PhD
Department Chair, Intercultural Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Michael Landrum, MDiv
Program Director, Youth Ministry
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Program Chair, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Associate Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver, PhD
Program Director, Christian Ministries
Matthew Hirt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

A Biblical Approach to Church Planting and Revitalization

  • Apologetics and Evangelism
  • Expository Preaching and Teaching
  • Hermeneutics
  • Church Planting and Revitalization
  • To be taken after your complete your four core courses.

Have Questions about the Program?

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Dallas Vandiver, PhD

Program Director, Christian Ministries
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