Certificate of Ministry Program

For Small Church and Bivocational Pastors & Lay Persons

Program Overview
2 Years of sessions
$25 Enrollment Fee
$150 - $300 Cost per session plus a small material fee
Online enrollment form to start your Certificate of Ministry.
Select and register for one of the five sessions

George W. Truett Seminary's Certificate of Ministry Program for Small Church and Bivocational Pastors/ & Lay Persons is a home study program designed to improve your skills and help you become a more effective minister and follower of Jesus Christ. It is a working out of the admonition of the Apostle Paul to Timothy, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15).

The program curriculum is specifically written for either a small church pastor or lay person who desires to grow in his/her knowledge of scripture and who want to sharpen their ministry skills. The curriculum is divided into five sessions:

First Session
  • Course 1: Baptist Doctrine & Church History
  • Course 2: Old Testament Survey
  • Costs:
    Session: $300
    Materials: $60 (includes tax)
Second Session
  • Course 1: Pastoring in a Small Church
  • Course 2: New Testament Survey
  • Costs:
    Session: $300
    Materials: $55 (includes tax)
Third Session
  • Course 1: Introduction to Preaching Skills
    Summer only, offered on Truett Campus.
    • Costs:
      Session: $150
      Materials: $40 (includes tax)
  • Course 2: Evangelism (Online Course)
    • Costs:
      Session: $150
      Materials: No Cost
Fourth Session
  • Course 1: Church Administration
  • Course 2: The Life of Christ
  • Costs:
    Session: $300
    Materials: $21 (includes tax)
Fifth Session
  • Course 1: Introduction to Counseling
  • Course 2: The Life of Paul
  • Costs:
    Session: $300
    Materials: $28 (includes tax)
Program Details

This program is designed to be completed in 2 years. There is a one-time non-refundable enrollment fee of $25. You may enroll and begin your studies at any time. All courses are completed by correspondence except Session Three.

When you have completed all courses you will receive a Certificate of Ministry from Truett Seminary.

Questions / More Information

For more information on the Small Church and Bivocational Pastor Certificate of Ministry program, please e-mail Francisco Espinoza or call (254) 710-6351 or (800) BAYLOR-U option #5.