Our certificate in evangelism and church planting equips you with the education and skills for kingdom entrepreneurship. Practical ministry training courses taught by current practitioners in the field to prepare you to lead or create ministries or churched in today's world. The combination of FPBS faculty and adjunct faculty who are current practitioners in their field of study give students the education and practicial skills needed to make a great impact on the world.
- Purposeful community of learners and leaders
- Experienced and published faculty
- Theologically diverse student body
- MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
- Option to study in Israel each summer
- Option to attend the Hispanic Summer Program
- Diverse practicum opportunities
- Online courses available
- Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
This certificate will prepare you to begin your own ministry or church or to start new ministries for current churches and organizations. Our graduates are known for breathing new life into areas that desperately need to see God at work.
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Terry Brensinger, Ph.D.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
Randy White, D.Min.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Completion of FPBS application materials
Required Courses (30 Units)
|BIB 720||The Church and God's Mission in the World||3|
|BIB 725||Biblical Interpretation I *||2|
|MIN 710||Spiritual Formation||2|
|MIN 720||Personal Evangelism||1|
|MIN 724||Church Planting *||2|
|MIN 726||Kingdom Entrepreneurship||3|
|MIN 752||Urban Ministry: Into the Neighborhood||3|
|MIN 754||Urban Ministry: Engaging the City||3|
|MIN 793A||Supervised Ministry Experience I||1.5|
|MIN 793B||Supervised Ministry Experience II||1.5|
|BIB 709||Bible Knowledge Requirement Seminar||0|
Choose two of the following
or MIN 750B
or MIN 750C
or MIN 750D
|Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles|
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: Fresno
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: International
or Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco
Select 4 units from the following courses
|BIB 754||Biblical Theology of Mission and Evangelism||3|
|MIN 734||Christian Community Development||3|
|MIN 728||Anthropology for Christian Witness||3|
|THEO 730||Discipleship and Ethics||2|
|Additional supervised ministry experience|
* Course must be taken as number of units listed here