Denver Seminary offers four 30-hour graduate certificates.
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Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies
Developed for those who desire a flexible program of study, this certificate requires a theological core of at least one course in Old Testament (OT), New Testament (NT), theology (TH), and church history (CH). An additional five hours may be taken in any of these departments. The remaining hours may come from any other departmental course offerings [including counseling (CO), educational ministries (EM), intercultural ministry (IM), Leadership (LD), Pastoral Ministries and Evangelism (PME), Philosophy of Religion (PR), Christian Formation & Soul Care (SF), and Youth and Family Ministries (YFM)].
Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Ministry
Designed to prepare people to minister in intercultural settings, this certificate requires a 14-hour theological core consisting of one Old Testament survey course (either OT 511 Understanding Early Israel and Its Wisdom Literature or OT 512 Understanding the Kingdom of Israel and Its Prophets), one New Testament survey course (either NT 511 Understanding the Gospels and Acts or NT 512 Understanding the Epistles and Revelation), one theology course (TH 501 Survey of Christian Doctrine I is recommended), and one church history course (CH). in addition, 14 hours of intercultural ministry (IM) courses are required, along with four hours of open electives.
Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Developed to prepare people to serve more effectively as Christian leaders in both church and society, this certificate consists of 30 semester hours of coursework. Required courses include LD 501 Theological and Theoretical Foundations for Leadership and at least nine hours of leadership (LD) electives. Additional requirements include eight hours of biblical studies courses [Old Testament (OT) and New Testament (NT) courses--may include BI 501 Effective Biblical interpretation], three hours in theology (TH 501 Survey of Christian Doctrine I is required), and three hours in church history (CH). The remaining four hours of open electives may come from any department.
Graduate Certificate in Theology
Developed for those who want to know more about the Christian faith, this certificate consists of 30 semester hours of coursework. At least 12 hours must come from the biblical studies area [Old Testament (OT) and New Testament (NT) courses--may include BI 501 Effective Biblical interpretation], six hours from theology (TH 501 and TH 502 Survey of Christian Doctrine I and II are recommended), and the remaining hours may come from any department.