Christ-centered. Spiritual Growth.

Discipleship & Spiritual Formation: Certificate

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Elevate your relationship with Christ. Expand your impact to make disciples.

Your life. Your career. Your studies. Elevate your future without disrupting your daily life, at NGU.
Credit Hours
Complete your graduate level certificate in as little as four courses. Then, apply your credit hours toward a master’s degree program (if you so choose). That’s a win-win.
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NGU ranked #3 on EDsmart’s list of “Best Online Colleges in South Carolina” (2020).

Our Christian Calling: Disciples Making Disciples

From church and ministry leaders to everyday Christians, God’s call remains the same–to grow in Christ while discipling younger believers. Elevate your personal discipleship and equip yourself to make disciples.

Engage spiritual formation and personal evangelism. Explore devotional classics, the Psalms, and the theology of Christian life. Examine prayer, spiritual awakenings, discipleship, and leadership development. Elevate your calling to be and make disciples, at NGU.

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Discipleship & Spiritual Formation?

Engaging in discipleship and spiritual formation is a transformative journey of personal growth, deepening faith, and nurturing spiritual development. By embracing the call to follow and emulate the teachings of a particular spiritual tradition, you can embark on a path of self-discovery, introspection, and connection with the divine.

Through intentional practices such as prayer, meditation, study, and mentorship, you can cultivate a closer relationship with your faith and develop a solid foundation for spiritual growth. Embrace the opportunity to become a disciple and a spiritual mentor, guiding others on their own unique paths towards spiritual transformation, enlightenment, and a more profound connection with Jesus Christ.




Spiritual Director

Youth Pastor

Ministry Beside Biblically Faithful Leaders

Larry McDonald, PhD
Program Director, Ministry
Dallas Vandiver, PhD
Program Director, Christian Ministries

Study Discipleship and Spiritual Formation as You Design

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Personal Evangelism

*Choose two of the following:

  • Theology of Christian Life
  • Psalms and Christian Spirituality
  • Contemporary Evangelical Spirituality
  • Devotional Classics of the Christian Faith
  • Prayer and Spiritual Awakenings
  • Discipleship
  • Leadership Development in the Local Congregation

Have Questions about the Discipleship & Spiritual Formation Certificate Program?

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Matthew Wireman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
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