Pursue Your Passion in Christian Theology
The Graduate Certificate of Completion in Christian Theology provides students with fundamental understandings of systematic and historical theology. This graduate certificate in theology program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for local church service by instilling a foundational knowledge of Christian theology, including the biblical and historical roots of key doctrines of the faith.
The graduate certificate in Christian theology program prepares you to demonstrate theological reflection skills in identifying common themes in systematic and historical theology, emphasizing historical developments and major theological movements.
Core competencies include:
- Demonstrate understanding of God as creator and redeemer
- Demonstrate understanding of Christ's work in establishing and consummating the Kingdom of God
- Present an understanding of the development of the church's organization in relation to the changing political and social contexts
- Demonstrate an understanding of the effect of the Enlightenment on the church's theology and practice
Deepen Your Knowledge in Christianity
Graduates of the graduate certificate in theology will be able to express aspects of the Christian Worldview as it relates to doctrines of revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, the person of Christ, the works of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church and last things. You will be further equipped to pursue ministerial and biblical leadership within other Christian environments.
What You Will Learn
Explore Systematic Theology and Christian History
Coursework for this graduate certificate in theology introduces students to the major doctrines of Christianity and traces the development of theological understanding throughout church history. Studies include historical exploration of the church's theological and institutional development from the postapostolic era to the early medieval era - with emphasis on significant doctrinal statements, major thinkers and leaders, and important political figures and movements.
Course topics include:
- Introduction to Graduate Studies in Ministry and Theology
- Systematic Theology I
- Systematic Theology II
- Christian History I
- Christian History II
Make an Impact as a Ministerial Leader
By completing the Graduate Certificate of Completion in Christian Theology program, you may pursue professions in theology, religious and biblical studies. Potential career opportunities include pastor, associate pastor, administrative pastor, Christian leader and other ministerial roles.
Program Core Courses
This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in ministry and theology. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.
This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, and the Person of Christ, as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Attention is also given to theological prolegomena.
This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of the works of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Prerequisite: HTH-505.
This course is a historical exploration of the Christian church's theological and institutional development from the postapostolic era to the early medieval era (100-1300) with emphasis on significant doctrinal statements, major thinkers and leaders, important political figures, and movements.
This course is a historical exploration of the Christian church's theological and institutional development from the late medieval era to the late modern period (1300-2000) with emphasis on significant doctrinal statements, major thinkers and leaders, important political figures, and movements.
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