- Certificate Students complete a partial admissions application.
- Students participate in courses alongside degree seeking students.
- Students choose whether or not they will take classes for credit.
- Excellent path for students called to ministry but unable to obtain a college degree.
Certificate For Credit
- Will receive academic credit by fulfilling same course requirements as degree-seeking students.
- B.A. degree or at least one year of college/university credits required.
- Credits may transfer into a degree program once they have completed 24 hours of coursework successfully.
Certificate Not For Credit
- Will NOT receive academic credit by fulfilling same course requirements as degree-seeking students.
- High School Diploma required.
- Students are not required to fulfill any assignments.
Note: Students wishing to take 12 or fewer credit hours for credit will need to apply as a Special Student. Special Students must complete the application and fee, submit transcripts, and provide one letter of recommendation. In place of the essay, students may write a few sentences indicating their plans for coursework at Lexington Theological Seminary.
Certificate in Continuing Education in Congregational Approaches to Technology in Ministry
This 6-course Certificate is a continuing education opportunity for pastors and congregational lay leaders to prepare themselves for more effective leadership in the church by studying issues directly impacting ministry today.
This series of online lectures is designed to meet the needs of today’s busy church leaders.
Certificate in Hispanic Ministries (Certificado en Ministerios Hispanos)
The Certificate in Hispanic Ministries provides theological, Biblical, and ministerial training to individuals in Hispanic and bilingual (Spanish/English) congregations.
The program is co-sponsored by the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Lexington Theological Seminary. Courses in this program will examine the 16 competencies required by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)
To accommodate busy schedules, students will attend synchronous courses online (via Zoom) and four-day intensive courses each summer for two years on-site at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, KY. Courses will be offered in Spanish. Upon successful completion of all 12 courses in the 16 competencies, students will earn a Certificate in Hispanic Ministries, or may apply them as continuing education (CEU) credits.