Christian Ministry Certificate 1

New Fall 2023! This is the first of three Foundations of Christian Ministry certificates designed to build understanding of biblical, theological and pastoral principles. Many Seventh-day Adventist Seminary pre-requisites are met by completing these stackable certificates. All credits earned may be applied to an associate or bachelor degree online. Learn and do more for God by attending Andrews University online while continuing life and work commitments. Finish at your own pace, in your own space.  


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



RELB 111 Intro to the Old Testament
RELB 112 Intro to the New Testament
RELB 210 Jesus in His Time & Ours
RELB 216 Law & Writing of the Old Testament
RELH 316 History of the Christian Church I
RELP 240 Personal Witnessing


  • Secondary or high school diploma
  • One year of Adventist ministry experience
  • Transcripts from all  universities attended
  • English  proficiency test scores when first language is not English
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy


Students who complete this Christian Ministry Certificate should be able to:

  • articulate a biblical worldview
  • interpret life, learning, and civic responsibility from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective



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 may be applied to requirements for the Associate of Arts in Christian Discipleship,  Bachelor of Religion online, on campus Theology and other degree completion programs, and to fulfill many Seminary prerequisites.