The Presbyterian Certificate provides the skills and courses essential to meet Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) and other reformed tradition’s ordination requirements. This Certificate is designed to be embedded in an MDiv for those planning to pursue ordination in a reformed denomination. This program was developed in collaboration with local leaders from the San Joaquin presbytery of the PCUSA denomination. Students will gain a better understanding of reformed history, reformed church polity and biblical exegesis. The certificate is also offered for those who already hold an MDiv.
- Graduates will meet ordination prerequisites set by Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA)
- Program developed with local Presbyterian leaders
- Opportunities to learn from local partnering pastors, including PCUSA Senior Pastor, Rev. Renn Serna
- Online courses available
- Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- Ability to earn Presbyterian Certificate simultaneously with Master of Divinity for an additional three units
Brian Ross, D.Min.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
Steve Varvis, Ph. D.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Admission form and fee: fpu.edu/applygrad
- Personal profile statement
- Three letters of references
- Writing sample
Required Courses (22 Units)
|BIB XXX||Old Testament Theology and Exegesis*||3|
|BIB XXX||New Testament Theology and Exegesis*||3|
|THEO 757||Reformed and Presbyterian History and Confessions||3|
|BLIT XXX||Any Bible Elective||3|
|THEO 754||Engaging the Tradition – Reformed Theology I||3|
|THEO 755||Engaging the Tradition – Reformed Theology II||2|
|MIN 747||Reformed Worship||3|
|THEO 752||Presbyterian Polity||2|
*These are cross-listed with BIB 750 Old Testament Theology and BIB 752 New Testament Theology.