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Certificate in Town and Country Church Leadership

This Certificate is designed for clergy and laity who are new to rural ministry and/or want to strengthen their ministry in small town and rural churches.  The Certificate program consists of twelve courses, combining foundational subjects such as Bible, theology, and church history with rural ministry and community development.  Program requirements are completed through a combination of online and residency courses, allowing students the flexibility to work at their own pace taking one, two, or three courses at a time.

Certificate Requirements 

Twelve courses across six content areas are required for the Certificate in Town & Country Leadership:

Hebrew Bible
New Testament
History & Confessions
Worship & Preaching
Leadership & Faith Formation
Education & Discipleship
Pastoral Care
Rural Ministry (2)

Click here to see a listing of current course offerings.

Click here for printable registration form.

For more information, contact admissions@wartburgseminary.edu

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