Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership
This 30 unit Advanced Certificate in Biblical Leadership is recommended for students who are called to church leadership, including pastors, church planters and missionaries. Through this extensive coursework that includes Bible teaching, theology, spiritual formation, practical ministry and mentoring, you will develop the skills and gifting needed for your career in ministry.
Below are the outlined requirements you need to graduate at this level. Based on your calling, the recommended elective courses may vary but the basic requirements are the same across all callings.
Total Units Required to Graduate: 30
Required Tracks – 15 Units
The courses in these tracks provide a framework for theological understanding and the application of that understanding within a variety of ministry areas.
|The Kingdom of God Track|
|Story of the Kingdom||VIKTB-1000|
|Understanding the Kingdom||VIKTB-1006|
|Demonstrating the Kingdom||VIKTB-1200|
|Capstone: Kingdom of God||VICAP-1600|
|Applied Ministry Skills Track 1*|
|Ministry to the Poor||VIMIN-1010|
|Apply It –Develop Your Sermon||APP-T1-A|
|Apply It -Your Community Impact||APP-T1-B|
|Applied Ministry Skills Track 2*|
|Discipleship and Evangelism||VIMIN-1020|
|Pastoral Care and Small Groups||VIMIN-1050|
|Apply It – Your Practical Skills||APP-T2-A|
|Apply It – Develop Your Community||APP-T2-B|
*These two tracks can be taken in any order.
Choice Track – 5 Units
Choose Any 5 courses Not Previously Completed
Complete 2 Additional Tracks of Your Choice – 10 Units
- Old Testament Track
- New Testament Track
- Local Church Leadership Track
- Theology Track
- Biblical Justice Track
- Mission and Evangelism Track
We have designed a checklist that will help you lay out your course plan for the next 2 to 3 years so you can track your progress and know what classes you need to take next.
For Students starting Q4 2018 September: ACBL Certificate Checklist (pdf)
For Students who started courses prior to Q4 2018 September: ACBL Certificate Checklist (pdf)