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Christian Studies Certificate

Christian studies is about more than biblical knowledge. It's about laying foundations for impact in ministry.

Bethel's certificate in Christian Studies emphasizes foundational coursework in biblical, historical, and theological studies. Our goal is to nurture more informed, whole and holy laypersons for the blessing of church congregations and their witness to the world.

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Christian Studies Certificate

Our Christian Studies Certificate will build upon foundational courses designed to enhance your skills and passions in order to achieve success for what God has called you to.

Delivery: Evening

Location: San Diego

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Inspiring Christians Toward Health and Wholeness

Our certificate will prepare you to teach and lead God’s people—strengthening their faith through godly wisdom. You'll learn to advance your ministry and bring fresh passion to the people you serve, and guide your family, church, and community toward a God who desires connection, healing, and a great future.

Over 3,600 seminary graduates serving around the world

On average, 15-20 hours per week are committed to online programs.

Program Highlights

Personalized course options

12 of the 21 credits are foundational courses, but you'll have the option to choose from a variety of electives that attract you.

Transferrable credits

Students who later choose to pursue a Bethel degree after receiving this certificate could receive transfer credit for courses taken if applicable to their specific degree program.

Real-world instructors

Learn from ministry professionals who will inspire you through their experience and knowledge.


The Christian Studies Certificate is designed to integrate foundational courses and instruction with your passion to serve the church and the world.


Learn how to:

  • Systematically study scripture
  • Develop lesson plans and curriculum
  • Communicate effectively and with confidence
  • Apply your education and experience for the benefit of others
  • Serve in a broad range of capacities

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