Certificates and Diplomas

All of our classes are connected to the three programs below. The programs are paths through a series of classes designed to give you expertise in a certain area. The Foundations program is lay-level appropriate for all the people in your church and is a great place to start. The Institute program courses are university-level classes on the Bible and theology. The College program includes the core classes you would take in Seminary.


The Foundations program will get you started with a basic understanding of the content and theology in the Bible. It’s perfect for people who follow Jesus, but it doesn’t assume anything about your knowledge on this subject!



The program is institute level, offering a more in-depth study on a variety of topics. If you know what you believe and have a basic understanding of the Bible yet want to go deeper, the academic classes are right for you.



The college program at has been specifically designed for people wanting a graduate-level education. These core classes are the ones that you would generally attend during your first year at seminary and are taught by some of the most experienced faculty from different seminaries.


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CTM is an educational institution offering Certificates and Diploma studies. Students may earn Certificates and Diplomas or equivalent in Religious Studies, Christian Education, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Ministry, Theology and Missiology.

Diplomas are specific to the Major/Area of Discipline. Enrolling students must acknowledge and accept that credits taken in one Discipline may or may not transfer to another Discipline. While diplomas are transferable to some degree-granting institution, colleges, and universities, transference/acceptance is at the sole determination of the receiving institution.

We offer students the opportunity to graduate with a certificate or diploma.

We major in biblical studies, theology, missions, leadership, and more.

Applied Leadership

Experiential learning that will help you become an authentic, Christ-centered leader with the skills to make a positive impact.

General Studies

Develop your faith, study the Bible and explore your interest with this flexible program designed to maximum college transfer credit.

Pastoral Ministry

Biblical Studies

Prepare for a kingdom-focused life as you become skilled in interpreting God’s Word and applying it in practical ways.


Those working in the field of counseling are engaged in relational encounters, joining with people in need to participate in God’s ongoing redemptive and transformative work.

Women in Ministry

Christian Studies

This program provides the opportunity to dive into the Scriptures with the flexibility of learning.

Social Entrepreneurship

Learn critical marketplace skills as you deepen your faith and develop a kingdom-focused perspective on business.

Church Administration

Certificates & Diploma Programs

Our Certificates and Diplomas Provide a Comprehensive Education on Specific Topics. We’re training you to be able to train others to understand the Bible. Certificates are a group of classes on a specific topic that will give you a deeper understanding of specific subjects such as the Bible, theology, leadership, worship, Missions and others. Most of these can be completed in three months to six month.

Affordable and Flexible College Training

Get access to a world-class theological and missionary education with less time and less financial burden! With curated programs for church leaders, teachers, missionaries, distant learners, and church members eager to broaden and deepen their understanding in the Christian faith, a Certificate Program from College is an ideal place to begin. At College of Theology and Missions, we have a long history of equipping our graduates to become significant contributors in their local churches, schools, and communities as men and women who confidently declare and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So make a Kingdom impact in your community by investing in your faith!

Bring the College Experience Home

Be equipped from anywhere and on your schedule. Every Certificate Program from CTM can be completed fully in person and online in our collaborative remote learning environment. Also, every completed course in the Certificate Program can be applied towards an accredited diploma or degree program in the future at CTM. It’s the ideal first step you’ve been looking for. Discover a program that’s right for you and apply today!

Theological Studies

The Certificate in Theological Studies is an 18-credit course of study for individuals desiring to broaden and deepen their understanding of their faith and theology. All courses may be completed fully in-person or online.

In Christian Ministry

The Certificate in Christian Ministry is designed to ground students in faithfully interpreting and applying scripture in service to the church. Certificate in Christian Ministry students may take courses as desired in any department of the school. Upon successful completion, the student is awarded the Certificate in Christian Ministry. To receive maximum benefit, the following course track is recommended

Christian and Classical Studies

The Certificate in Christian and Classical Studies is an 18-credit certificate that covers six of the eight classes in the “Christian and Classical Studies” curriculum featured in the Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) program.

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Biblical Studies

The Certificate in Biblical Studies at Knox Theological Seminary is a program specifically designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing biblical training without the commitment to a master’s program. The program is well suited for lay leaders in the church, missionaries who require a year of formal theological training, or individuals desiring to both broaden and deepen their understanding in biblical studies. The 18-hour program can be completed fully online.

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Biblical Languages

The Certificate in Biblical Languages is a course of study designed to ground students in responsible exegesis, hermeneutics and homiletic in the Christian scriptures. The goal of this certificate is to provide students these critically important skills for a lifetime of effective biblical study.

Biblical Leadership

The Certificate in Biblical Leadership is a course of study designed to ground students to be responsible servant leadership in the Christian Ministry. The goal of this certificate is to provide students these critically important biblical leadership skills for a lifetime of effective Christian ministry in the local church and market-place and become imitators of Christ Jesus who came to serve and not to be served  

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