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
Online Format: Self-paced, some interactive
Program Entry: August, January or May
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online.







Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the spiritual development needs of different groups.
  • Appreciate biblical themes and key concepts foundational to being a disciple and to disciple others by applying the principles of biblical discipleship to the student’s own faith journey.
  • Document experiences in a ministry of disciplining where the academic training is applied to practical service.


  • Official high school transcript with 2.5 or higher GPA, or GED certificate with minimum 450 on 5 sections and no score lower than 410
  • ACT or SAT scores if high school completed in the United States within the last 3 years
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended with 2.5 or higher GPA
  • English language proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school where English was the language of instruction
  • Students in United States without documentation are welcome 
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy








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.


  • RELT 115 Introduction to Christian Discipleship
  • RELB 111 - Introduction to the Old Testament or RELB 112 - Introduction to the New Testament
  • RELB 210 - Jesus in His Time and Ours or RELT 250 - Personal Spirituality and Faith
  • RELT 100 - God and Human Life or RELT 225 - Doctrines of the Adventist Faith
  • RELG 225 - Foundations of Missions or RELP 325 - Preparation for Mission Service
  • RELP 240 - Personal Witnessing or RELP 350 - Evangelism 
  • 25-hour practicum mentored by an experienced ministry leader