Online Theology Certificate

AND JESUS SAID TO THEM, “GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.”
- MARK 16:15

 

With Concordia University Online’s flexible distance learning model, you take your calling as far as you’d like with three levels of education in the Lutheran faith.

Our three-tiered theology certification program is a 15- to 47-credit journey, and you decide how far you would like to go. The full certification provides a study of the Bible and Lutheran theology, a historical background of Christianity, and its place among other belief systems. Coupled with intensive scripture study, Concordia University Online provides a set of effective teaching and communication tools to help you lead and facilitate within the Lutheran Church.

The practical meets the academic with in-depth study in Lutheran worship, confessions, synodical structure, congressional organization, and leadership. Become certified in devotions, community outreach, visitation, and family ministry. This certification deems you eligible for call in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

The Lay Ministry Program at Concordia University Wisconsin is affiliated with the Concordia Bible Institute, and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

The People

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“I’m always available to answer questions, and I work very hard to give students the support they need.”
Concordia Faculty Member
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The flexibility of the program at Concordia has really helped show me that completing my degree can be achieved as an adult learner"
Teresa - Concordia University Student

Why Concordia University Online?

When you choose Concordia University Online, you receive an online / distance learning program that feels like you are right on campus.

Our Online Student Success Advisors (OSSAs) answer all your questions directly, and help you throughout your entire collegiate experience. Thought-leaders in distance learning education and their areas of study, our faculty will bring you the world-class education and support you expect.

  • A record of excellence in online education
  • Curriculum with Christian values, so you can take your faith to work
  • Programs that provide skills for the real-world and your immediate career goals
  • Exceptionally accredited and accomplished faculty
  • Amazing online student support

Programs

The online theology certificate from Concordia University Online provides students with opportunities to grow in faith and knowledge that meet the students’ personal goals. Classes are arranged in three levels: foundational theology and Bible study, practical application of the faith, and guidance for service in the Lutheran church as a lay minister. Graduates of level... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2017
Credits

47

Cost Per Credit

$278

Total Cost

$13,066

Relationship Skills online graduate certificate equips church leaders and workers with specific skills to help people in a wide variety of relationships, including families. Our graduates understand that achieving community and cooperation is possible by integrating faith-based strategies and practices. Using a distinctly Christian perspective to direct our philosophies and ethical approach, the specialized curriculum... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$565

Total Cost

$8,475

Learn how to navigate diverse set of issues and cycles within family life with our online graduate-level Christian Counseling certificate. Help families to grow and develop together with God, using scripture to guide others and yourself in your psychological and spiritual development. This program is perfect for master's-level school counselors, professional counselors, social workers, and... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

15

Cost Per Credit

$565

Total Cost

$8,475

The third level of our Lay Ministry Program provides in-depth study in Lutheran worship and the Lutheran Confessions. The last and final component of the full certification process focuses directly on the tenets, teachings, and interpretations of the Lutheran Church, providing further emphasis in areas such as synodical structure, congregational organization, planning, and leadership.
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2015
Credits

16

Cost Per Credit

$270

Total Cost

$4,320

The second level of the Lay Ministry Certificate program provides a theological toolbox for teaching, leading devotions, outreach, visitation, and family ministry. This certificate course is an in-depth study of what it takes to complete the day-to-day duties of lay ministry with consideration for all members and denominations of the church and greater community. The... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2015
Credits

31

Cost Per Credit

$270

Total Cost

$8,370

The first level of the Lay Ministry Certificate Program provides a foundation in Bible study in the context of Lutheran theology. Our Christian foundation provides students with welcoming and supportive online classrooms filled with diverse ideas and perspectives on the Christian faith. Explore the rich path of Christian history and its relation among other belief... more >
Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date June 1, 2015
Credits

16

Cost Per Credit

$278

Total Cost

$4,448