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Christian Formation and Ministry Certificates

The following certificates are available to all undergraduates through the Christian Formation and Ministry Department.

Youth Ministry Certificate

The purpose of the Youth Ministry Certificate is to equip and empower college students for leadership in disciple-making youth ministry. This certificate involves 24-26 hours of course work in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department. Students who complete the certificate in youth ministry may choose to complete a major in Christian Education and Ministry or any other undergraduate major. 

Youth Ministry Certificate (PDF)

Leadership Certificate

The purpose of the Leadership Certificate is to equip emerging leaders through coursework imbedded with leadership experiences designed to deepen learning and transformation, cultivate character, introduce necessary theory and effective models of leadership, develop practical leadership skills, and provide opportunities to utilize those skills in leadership of self and others. This certificate is designed to prepare students to contribute to communities which are effective and redemptive. This certificate involves 24 credit  hours, 10 of which are completed at HoneyRock, Wheaton College's Outdoor Center for Leadership Development.

Students who complete the certificate in leadership may choose to complete a major in Christian Education and Ministry or any other undergraduate major. 

Leadership Certificate (PDF)

Discipleship Certificate

The Discipleship Certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed to facilitate students’ growth as disciples and disciple-makers. It seeks to cultivate the knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to take part in the work of discipleship both here at Wheaton and in the broader Church. The goal of the program is to provide a deep and experiential education for those students participating in discipleship ministries, blending theory and practice in significant ways. 

Learn more about the Discipleship Certificate Requirements