Certificate Program - Enrollment

We are glad you are interested in enrolling in the new Certificate Program at Truett Seminary and Baylor University

To get started you merely need to enroll in the first Core course, CMP00 - Orientation and Formation:

  1. CMP00 - Orientation and Formation
  2. CMP01 - Biblical Interpretation
  3. CMP02 - Survey of the Old Testament
  4. CMP03 - Survey of the New Testament
  5. CMP04 - Introduction to Theology
  6. CMP05 - Introduction to Church History
Take the 6 Core courses first

The first course is 8 weeks, and each of the remaining core courses is 12 weeks in duration, though you may finish faster than this if you would like. All of these courses are designed to be interdependent, but other than CMP00, each generally can be taken in whatever order you would like.

The one exception to course order is CMP01 which must be taken before CMP02 or CMP03 - it is a prerequisite.

After finishing these 6 courses you will receive a Certificate of Christian Foundation, and if you decide to continue toward a Certificate of Ministry, you would plan on taking 4 additional "electives" that are specific to your concentration.

If you are joining a group in progress

If you are part of a church group and are joining in the middle of their cycle, you are welcome to join in wherever they are. Though depending on where they are in the program, you may need to purchase a previously provided book from one of these courses:

  • CMP01 - Biblical Interpretation (this book is used in CMP02 and CMP03)
    Grasping God's Word, 3rd Ed. - ISBN 0310492572