Certificate in Missional Leadership

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The Certificate in Missional Leadership is designed for men and women involved in ministry and desiring to be more missional in thought and action. For those seeking to participate in the mission of God in the world, this certificate offers theological, biblical, spiritual, and philosophical foundations for such ministry. The graduate certificate may stand alone for those already in ministry and not desiring a master’s degree. However, the student may also pursue the Certificate in Missional Leadership as part of an MTS, Missional Theology or an MDiv degree. By the completion of this certificate program students will be able to:

  • Articulate missio Dei as revealed in Scripture and in historical Christian writings.
  • Establish the practice of cultural exegesis as a foundation for ministry.
  • Incorporate the skills and qualities necessary for ministry leadership with a view toward personal, congregational, and community transformation.
  • Integrate an understanding of missio Dei into a practice of ministry that impacts the glocal culture.


Course Requirements (15 hours)
The Missional Church Movement TS 510 3
Introduction to Christian Spirituality CS 501 3
Culture and Context PL 620 3
Systems Thinking in Ministry Contexts PL 640 3
Transformational Leadership PL 650 3

*The Missional Leadership Handbook, requiring background checks, liability insurance, personal counseling sessions, supervisor information, and more, is available at www.hgst.edu/academics/resources.

Total: 15 Hours