Fuller’s new, two-year Certificate in Church Planting provides students with (1) a deeper theological understanding of the issues involved in church planting, (2) a broader perspective and exposure to the resources, models, strategies, and networks available for church planting, and (3) a practical support system as students progress through the program with the same group of students (a “cohort”), sharing experiences as they apply coursework to their individual church plants.
The six-course program is structured so that students can remain in their church planting ministries while they study. Each class is taught in a hybrid course format (nine weeks online, one week on campus) by a faculty member as well as a practitioner who provides support and mentorship through the duration of the program. For students who wish to later expand their study, courses from the certificate program can be credited toward a master's degree program in Fuller’s Schools of Theology or Intercultural Studies.*
If you are currently engaged in or sense a strong calling to church planting and seek a deeper theological and practical foundation for your work, this certificate program is ideal for you.