Certificate of Christian Foundation

All Certificate Students start by working toward a Certificate of Christian Foundation (CCF). These foundational studies form the core of Truett Seminary's Certificate Program curriculum. Once this first certificate is completed, students may then progress towards a Certificate of Ministry by completing four additional courses.

The six carefully designed CCF courses are meant to work together to form a strong foundation of understanding within the Christian faith and are modeled after the core curriculum of Truett’s highly regarded Master of Divinity program.

Schedule

The first course, CCF00, is 8 weeks in duration, and the remaining core CCF courses are each 12 weeks long. These courses are designed to take approximately 16 months as students progress through them one at a time, though many students finish faster, and some slower.

Core Courses

CCF00 - Orientation and Formation
  • Orients students for successful study
  • Teaches how to be spiritually formed in a walk with Christ
  • Required first course within the Online Certificate Program
CCF01 - Biblical Interpretation
  • An introduction to the Bible
  • Teaches how to read, interpret, and apply Scripture faithfully and accurately
  • Without special permission, participants must first take CCF00
CCF02 - Survey of the Old Testament
  • Overview of the Old Testament
  • Learn to love the first writings of our Scriptures even more
  • Without special permission, participants must first take CCF01
CCF03 - Survey of the New Testament
  • Overview of the New Testament
  • Learn to study the New Testament from the view of its original audience
  • Without special permission, participants must first take CCF01
  • It is also recommended (though not required) that participants first take CCF02
CCF04 - Introduction to Theology
  • Introduction to the the subject of theology and doctrine
  • Understand and practice the Christian faith
  • Without special permission, participants must first take CCF01
  • It is also recommended (though not required) that participants first take CCF02 and CCF03
CCF05 - Introduction to Church History
  • Overview of the heritage of the Christian Church as well as Baptists in the United States
  • Without special permission, participants must first take CCF01
  • It is also recommended that participants first take CCF02, CCF03, and CCF04

*We recommend that most students plan on taking each of these courses in numerical order, beginning with CCF00 and continuing through to CCF05.

Sample Certificate