Graduate Certificates


Are you serious about your faith and how to live a Christian in the church and world, but not called to full-time ministry? A Graduate Certificate allows you to explore the scriptures, church history and personal spiritual formation in a manageable format. The various certificates allow you to focus your studies on a particular area of interest, preparing you to live out the gospel in your family, community, workplace and church. You may also continue into a degree program upon completion of a certificate.

Graduate Certificates are offered in the following areas:

  • Biblical Foundations
  • Christian Foundations
  • Ministry Foundations

    *Graduate Certificates consists of 12 semester hours of study. Students engaged in full-time study will be able to complete a certificate one semester. Most students will study part-time over several years. On-campus, online and one-week intensive study options are available. These certificates are granted conjointly by Trinity Western University and the seminary in which the student is enrolled.

    Online, Live-Stream and Flexible Seminary Study Options

    At ACTS Seminaries, we make your seminary education more accessible by offering a number of online, live-stream, modular and other flexible study options. Talk to us today to discover course options available to you.

  • Course Outline

    Certificate in Biblical Foundations
    BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
    BIB 520 - OT Foundations
    BIB 540 - NT Foundations
    BIB/BOT/BNT - Biblical Studies Elective

    Certificate in Christian Foundations
    THS 571/671/672 - Theology I/II/III
    HIS 540/541 - History of Christianity I/II
    THS 680 - Christianity and Culture
    THS/HIS - Theology/Church History Elective

    Certificate in Ministry Foundations
    BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
    PTH 613 - Evangelism and Faith Formation
    CLD 510 - Christian Leadership Development
    PTH/CHM/CHP/CLD - Ministry Elective

    Areas of Study

    There are no areas of study for this program.

    ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A bachelor degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite.

    Step 1 - choose your degree program
    Step 2 - fill out the online application form
    Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts

    The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

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