Biblical. Theological. Missiological.

Foundational Theology – IMB

Non-degree Certificate
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Integrate your Christian worldview into every aspect of day-to-day life.

Your life. Your career. 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)

Bring Real-World Application to Big Picture Theology

From global missions to everyday conversations, your theology matters. As a missionary, the spouse of a missionary, or someone preparing for missional work, how do you set biblical and theological foundations for practical, cultural, and cross-cultural challenges?

You explore the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. You examine major themes in each and how they impact an accurate understanding of Christology, Pneumatology, and Theology. In short, you dive deep into your Christian worldview to widen your impact in a non-Christian world.

The Missions: IMB certificate in foundational theology meets the requirements provided by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention for the spouse of a career missionary.

What Can I Do With a Certificate in Foundational Theology – IMB?

A career in Foundational Theology – IMB (international mission board) involves working in a variety of roles to support and facilitate missionary efforts and global outreach.

You’ll engage in evangelism, humanitarian work, cross-cultural communication, and community development, with the goal of sharing your faith and making a positive impact in different parts of the world.

Community Development Specialist

Foreign Service Officer

Humanitarian Aid Worker

Intercultural Specialist

Language Interpreter


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 Systematic Approach to Theology

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Choose any one Christian Ministries Course
  • Choose one of the following:
  • Systematic Theology 1
  • Systematic Theology 2
  • Systematic Theology 3

Complete your certificate with a capstone seminar.

Have Questions about the Program?

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Dallas Vandiver, PhD

Program Director, Christian Ministries
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