CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

HISPANIC MINISTRY

Wartburg Theological Seminary, through the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, offers a Certificate in Hispanic Ministry. This certificate is earned by the completion of eight courses, taught in an intensive format, normally at the Austin, Texas extension site. Instruction for these certificate courses is offered four times per year in either English or Spanish. The certificate is designed both for lay leaders and pastors, all those desiring to improve their skills for engaging in Hispanic Ministry.

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.

THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

Wartburg Theological Seminary offers a Certificate in Theological Studies. This certificate is earned by the completion of eight courses, taught in a combination of online and on campus intensive courses, covering Bible, church history, theology, and electives. The certificate, for lay leaders and pastors, is designed for participants to work at their own pace, taking one, two, or three courses at a time.

THEOLOGICAL AND CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The Advanced Certificate in Theology and Congregational Leadership is designed for clergy and laity who want to strengthen their ministry leadership. The Certificate program consists of twelve courses, combining foundational subjects such as Bible, theology, and church history with two courses in the area of specialty. Program requirements are completed through a combination of online and intensive courses, allowing students the flexibility to work at their own pace, taking one, two, or three courses at a time.

YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY

Youth and family ministry requires new and innovative approaches. In partnership with Vibrant Faith Ministries, a Certificate in Youth and Family Ministry is offered for adult leaders, volunteers, clergy, parents, youth and seminary students who have a passion for forming vibrant faith among young people. The program begins with and ends with a face to face intensive, with webinars and reading in the months between.

An Advanced Certificate in Youth & Family Ministry is designed for clergy and laity who want to go strengthen their ministry. The Certificate program consists of twelve courses, combining foundational subjects such as Bible, theology, and church history with two courses in the area of youth & family ministry. Program requirements are completed through a combination of online and intensive courses, allowing students the flexibility to work at their own pace, taking one, two, or three courses at a time. This is a great option for those who have already completed the Certificate in Youth and Family Ministry and wish to study further.