Certificate Programs: Rural Ministry

The Advanced Certificate in Rural Ministry 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 Details

Twelve courses across six content areas are required for the Advanced Certificate in Rural Ministry:

  • Hebrew Bible
  • New Testament
  • History & Confessions
  • Theology
  • Pastoral Care
  • Education & Discipleship
  • Leadership & Faith Formation
  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • Rural Min/Community Dev. (2)
  • Elective

Certificate students can take Exploring Faith: Entry Level courses or TEEM courses to meet their requirements.

Ministry Resources

Apply Online for the online application.

For more information, contact admissions@wartburgseminary.edu