Course Offerings

Core Courses:
  1. CMP01 - Biblical Interpretation: How to read and understand the Bible and then how to apply it properly to life.
  2. CMP02 - Survey of the Old Testament: The historical and literary context of the Old Testament and its interpretation.
  3. CMP03 - Survey of the New Testament: The historical and literary context of the New Testament and its interpretation.
  4. CMP04 - Theology / Doctrine: A basic primer on Christian theology and Baptist doctrinal identity.
  5. CMP05 - Church History: What is our identity as Christians given the 2000+ year history of the church.
  6. CMP06 - Spiritual Formation/Baptist History: A look at the history of Baptists in North America, while also learning and practicing personal spiritual growth.
Elective/Ministry Courses:
  • Care in Crisis: How to minister to people in times of crisis. Some refer to this subject as "pastoral care", but it is not just for pastors.
  • Family Ministry: How to better minister to family systems as a whole.
  • Youth Ministry: Essential care and ministry among youth.
  • Children's Ministry: Essential care and ministry among children.
  • Personal Evangelism: How best to engage in sharing the Gospel personally.
  • Preaching 1: Foundational course for preaching.
  • Preaching 2: Preaching seminar with class instruction, group learning, and peer reviewed sermon delivery.
  • Scripture: Gospels Bible course on the content and structure of the Gospels.
  • Scripture: Paul & Early Church Bible course on the New Testament writings of Paul, and the development of the early church.
  • Small Church Leadership: The essentials of ministry in a small church. Practical topics on administration and leadership within small churches.
  • Western Heritage Culture 1 & 2: Seminars on culture and ministry in the context of Western Heritage/Cowboy/Country churches.
  • Worship 1 & 2: Theological preparation for worship planning and leading and practical considerations for leading worship.
Course Replacement Petition:

If you have recently taken classes (undergraduate or other) that you feel have adequately addressed subjects that are part of the Core Courses or Course Electives, and would like to petition to substitute those classes, please contact our office to discuss a Course Replacement Petition. Email us at Truett_Certificate@baylor.edu or call us at 254-709-2277. All petitions are considered on a case by case basis, and will require additional work to demonstrate your comprehension and retention of these subjects.