Certificate in Missional Theology

What is Missional Theology?

God has communicated in His own Word that He created the universe and the people in it with a purpose. God has existed in three Persons from eternity past in perfect harmony, with no need of anything or anyone more for Him to be “happy and satisfied.”

Nevertheless, He chose to create anyway, creating beings unlike Himself, so He could share the joy and love of the harmony the Three Persons of the Trinity had already been enjoying from eternity. And, even when that creation rebelled and corrupted itself, He did not crush it and start over (though He justly could have); nor did He simply sit back and demand the glory due Him. No, He reached out, and pursued – as on a mission. How far did that mission take Him? Even to brutal death at the hands of creatures He could have easily snuffed out even as they cursed Him and spit on Him. . . .

Everything about God has to be understood within the context of that unfolding drama.

Missional Theology is a vital way in which we, at Biblical Seminary, help teach, train, and guide our students to engage the culture and participate in the mission of God. We seek a posture of generous orthodoxy in which we train in the essentials that have been affirmed by the church throughout time. God has created the universe and the people in it for a purpose. It is our belief that through missional theology we can work together for this greater purpose of God to engage and impact the culture.

Our entire curriculum is used to train in missional leadership, understand God's word from a Christotelic perspective, and instruct in a way that emphasizes students to go and be the message of God to a hurting culture. Our approach to theology is practical and will equip you for real life ministry.

Who is this Certificate for?

Anyone who wants to study the Word of God is welcome. Students will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and its missional perspective and their ability to humbly interpret and apply it in light of history, culture, and genre.

The Certificate in Missional Theology was created to assist missional Christians who desire to enhance their awareness of how they are a part of the mission of God to bring righteousness, justice, and peace to those they serve.

What is the Biblical Seminary advantage?

This certificate program offers courses that are taught for application to ministry. It offers each student the opportunity to interact and dialogue with both faculty and fellow students in the program, enhancing both intellectual and vocational growth.

Are there any specific requirements?

The certificate program requires a completed undergraduate degree, and completion of a degree application. Upon completion students may transfer appropriate completed certificate courses into a degree program.

Certificate in Missional Theology Curriculum

Required Courses - 12 Credits

  • Reading the Old Testament Missionally
  • Reading the New Testament Missionally
  • Missional Theology 1: God and Creation
  • Pursuing Authentic Biblical Interpretation

General Electives - 3 Credits

Please be aware that these elective courses vary from year to year. Please see our current term schedules for the classes being offered this year.

Total Required Credits - 15

To earn the certificate, students must complete twelve credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0


Biblical's Certificate Program Goals
  • Live grace-based missional lives increasingly characterized by the fruit of the Spirit, and love for God and others.
  • Demonstrate effective missional leadership based on biblical values and individual gifting, personality, call, context, and relational skills.
  • Critically, constructively, and creatively engage our postmodern culture with the hope of the gospel.

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