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Our Church Planting Certificate will build upon foundational courses designed to take your passion for ministry to new heights, and prepare you to lead your own ministry. We will provide you with the tools, resources, and networking skills to plant a new church.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Fall 2018, and Spring 2019

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

9 months


Church Planting Vision and Preparation

Learn how to:

  • Build vision for your church plant
  • Recruit volunteers and build effective teams
  • Investigate the culture where you will plant your church
  • Find partners and resources for your church
  • Build a healthy culture and motivate others to help plant your church

3 credits

Critical Worship Service Elements for Church Plants

Learn how to:

  • Plan and lead public worship experiences in your church plant
  • Choose relevant worship styles and formats
  • Communicate God’s Word in your specific culture
  • Create welcoming environments for guests of all ages

1.5 credits

Creating Sustainable Church Plants

Learn how to:

  • Build systems so your church thrives over time
  • Strategize for connecting with and reaching your community
  • Communicate with specific audiences through regular teaching and special events
  • Set up sustainable financial, legal, and people processes
  • Make disciples and grow leaders for your church plant

3 credits

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