Biblically rooted. Mission-focused.

Missions/IMB: Graduate Certificate

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Prepare to engage the nations with the gospel of Christ, to the glory of God.

Your life. Your career. Your studies. Elevate your future without disrupting your daily life, at NGU.
Credit Hours
Complete your graduate certificate in just seven courses. Then, apply your credit hours toward a master’s degree (if you so choose). That’s a win-win.
Years to Complete
Don’t have time to pursue a full seminary degree? No worries! Our Missions: IMB certificate is designed to be completed in just one-and-a-half years.

God’s Heart. God’s Glory. Your Calling.

God’s call is simple–to see His name glorified among all peoples. But the mission is complex. How do you deepen your understanding of God’s word while elevating your ability to communicate His truth to others–even in different languages, cultures, and contexts?

Start by laying a strong biblical foundation for missions. Engage Old and New Testament research and application. Explore biblical interpretation and Christian theology. Then, develop ministry skills as you experience the practical application of scripture. Spiritual formation, discipleship, and evangelism. Church planting, world religions, and apologetics. It’s biblical wisdom meets ministry ability, at NGU.

The Missions: IMB certificate meets the requirements provided by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention for career missionaries.

What Can I Do With a Graduate Certificate in Missions/IMB?

A career in missions/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 Biblically Faithful Leaders

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

Study Missions from a Biblical Perspective

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • New Testament Research and Application
  • Old Testament Research and Application
  • Christian Theology

Choose three of the following:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Discipleship
  • Introduction to Christian Missions
  • Christian Faith and World Religions

Have Questions about the Program?

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Dallas Vandiver, PhD

Program Director, Christian Ministries
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