Non-Degree Certificates


Residential: Sioux Falls  I  Distance Available

Non-degree certificate programs offer enrichment and focus in a specific area of ministry at the non-graduate, non-accredited level. Programs are affordable and flexible and are designed to enhance personal and professional development.  Students considering seminary in the future should speak with an admissions counselor before enrolling.


Downloads

Non-Degree Certicates Program Sheet 
Certificate in Christian Ministry Program Sheet
Training in Spiritual Direction Program Sheet

 

Non-Degree Certificate Options

Certificate in Christian Ministry

The Certificate in Christian Ministry offers students the ability to concentrate their studies in a specific area of Christian ministry.  Two different course plans are offered for the Certificate in Christian Ministry--a 5-course or 10-course plan.  Students are encouraged to choose the certificate plan that best matches their educational background and prior ministry experience.  With the help of an advisor, individualized plans are developed for each student. 

Areas of Specialization
Students may either follow the general Certificate in Christian Ministry course of study or choose a specific area in which to concentrate their studies.  Areas include Bible, theology, pastoral care, youth ministry, family ministry, spiritual formation, community development, intercultural studies, leadership, and more.  
 

Training in Spiritual Direction Program

The two-year, 16 credit hour Training in Spiritual Direction Program fills a unique need in our region by providing specialized training to individuals who accompany others on their life journeys—whether sacred or secular.  The program is divided into six course units and is spread out over the course of two years.  Class sessions are held on Monday evenings between September and May.  It is ideal for: The Training in Spiritual Direction Program is ideal for: lay ministers, mentors, chaplains, spiritual care givers (paid or volunteer), campus ministers, pastors, human resource directors, teachers, counselors, student development personnel, camp directors and coordinators, and retreat center directors.
 

Cost of Attendance

Certificate in Christian Ministry:

  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • $100 per credit hour rate for courses taken
  • Cost of books and materials
     

Training in Spiritual Direction Program:

  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • $800 per year program fee
  • Cost of books, materials, retreats, and spiritual direction sessions
     

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about non-degree certificates and if this option is right for you, please contact our Enrollment Team by calling 800.440.6227 or e-mailing info@sfseminary.edu.