Christian Discipleship Certificate

This fully online program helps Christians better connect with God, self, and others, as they deepen biblical foundations applied to their vocational calling and specific ministries. Available online and on campus, all credits in this certificate will count towards an associate degree in Christian Discipleship. Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews University online while continuing family and career commitments. Finish at your own pace, anywhere.  


Program Type: Certificate
Program Length: 17-18 credits
Course Format: Interactive online
Program Entry: August, January or May
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online.



RELT 115 Intro to Christian Discipleship
RELG 225 Foundations of Missions
RELP 240 Personal Witnessing
25+ hour mentored discipleship practicum

RELB 111 Intro to the Old Testament, OR
RELB 112 Intro to the New Testament

RELB 210 Jesus in His Time  &  Ours, OR
RELT 250 Personal Spirituality and Faith

RELT 100 God and Human Life, OR
RELT 225 Doctrines of the Adventist Faith


  • Official high school transcript with 2.5 or higher GPA, or College-Ready GED certificate with no section score lower than 450
  • ACT or SAT scores if high school completed in the United States within the last 3 years
  • Transcripts from all  universities attended. 
  • English  proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school where completed in English as the language of instruction
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy


Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of human spiritual development.
  • Apply biblical themes and key theological doctrines to the fundamentals of discipleship.
  • Exhibit fundamental principles of biblical discipleship through personal faith journey.
  • Document discipleship initiative through applied, practical service.



Increased biblical knowledge and deeper spiritual development will enrich personal life and bring greater critical thinking skills to any career or volunteer service. All credits earned will count towards the Christian Discipleship Associate of Arts, or the Religion Bachelor of Arts fully online programs.