NTS offers a variety of Certificate and Diploma programs to serve students’ needs. Certificates are typically a way for degree-seeking students to specialize their studies toward a particular area or discipline. Diplomas are usually students who may not need or desire a full degree but want graduate-level learning in a particular area or discipline. Contact us to learn more about our certificates and diplomas. If you are ready to apply, this is an overview of the application process.
CERTIFICATE IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGES
The Certificate in Biblical Languages provides focused study in the original biblical languages.
CERTIFICATE IN CHAPLAINCY MINISTRIES
The Certificate in Chaplaincy Ministries provides a specialized introduction to the diverse types and nature of chaplaincy ministry and on-site participation in chaplaincy ministry. Special financial assistance may be available to those who plan to minister as full-time hospital, institutional, or military chaplains.
CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
The Certificate in Christian Discipleship provides focused study in the field of Christian Education for students seeking to expand their abilities in discipleship practices.
CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
The Certificate in Christian Theology provides focused study in Systematic and/or Historical Theology.
CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH HISTORY
The Certificate in Church History provides focused study in church history.
CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH PLANTING
The Certificate in Church Planting provides both classroom instruction and experience in church planting. It introduces students to diverse models and methodologies of church planting and places students in responsible roles under the supervision of experienced church planters.
CERTIFICATE IN COLLABORATIVE URBAN MINISTRY AND DEVELOPMENT
The Certificate in Collaborative Urban Ministry and Development provides focused strategy for students in, or envisioning ministry in, urban (and usually cross-cultural) contexts.
CERTIFICATE IN CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRIES
The Certificate in Cross-Cultural Ministries provides preparation for cross-cultural ministry within multi-cultural contexts within a student’s country of origin or in other areas of the world.
CERTIFICATE IN EVANGELISM
The Certificate in Evangelism provides focused instruction in evangelism for full-time evangelists, pastors with special interests in developing an evangelistic church, and associate pastors in evangelism and discipleship.
CERTIFICATE IN LAY MINISTRIES
The Certificate in Lay Ministries provides foundational education in biblical studies, theology and/or Church History, and the Practice of Ministry. The certificate begins the equipping of persons for lay ministry in the church.
CERTIFICATE IN MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP & DISCIPLESHIP
The Certificate in Missional Leadership and Discipleship provides focused study in the areas of discipleship and Missional theology and leadership.
CERTIFICATE IN NEW TESTAMENT
The Certificate in New Testament provides focused study in New Testament literature and theology.
CERTIFICATE IN OLD TESTAMENT
The Certificate in Old Testament provides focused study in Old Testament literature and theology.
CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL COUNSELING
The Certificate in Pastoral Counseling program is available only to students enrolled in the MDiv Degree program on the Kansas City campus. This program provides focused training for pastors desiring to enhance their counseling skills and increase their knowledge of the relational, emotional and psychological needs of the people with whom they minister.
CERTIFICATE IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION
The Certificate in Spiritual Formation provides a course of study for pastoral or lay ministries of spiritual nurture.
CERTIFICATE IN URBAN YOUTH MINISTRIES
The Certificate in Urban Youth Ministries provides focused study for students seeking to expand their abilities in discipleship practices to and with youth in urban settings and similar contexts.
DIPLOMA IN CHURCH PLANTING
The Diploma in Church Planting provides both classroom instruction and experience in church planting. It introduces students to diverse models and methodologies of church planting and places students in responsible roles under the supervision of experienced church planters. The diploma may be earned as a component of the MDiv Degree or to persons not pursuing a NTS degree and who do not anticipate in a full-time ministry career.
DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE IN CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES/365m Program
The Diploma or Certificate in Cross-Cultural Studies (365m) is a graduate program designed to facilitate experiential learning within a specific cross-cultural context. This program introduces robust missiological and ethnographic methods to approach experiential learning in a new context.
DIPLOMA IN DIACONAL MINISTRY
The Diploma in Diaconal Ministry is designed for MACFD students seeking to meet all academic requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.
DIPLOMA IN CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY/YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
The age level and family ministry diplomas are designed to serve persons who are currently serving as age level ministers or family ministers or who anticipate becoming age level or family ministers. The diploma may be earned as a component of a MACFD Degree or MDiv Degree.