Graduate Certificate in Evangelism

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Program Snapshot

9 Credit Hours 3 Classes
$310 Per Credit Hour Learn more
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Next Start Date June 3

The harvest is plentiful. Prepare and join the workers.

The Graduate Certificate in Evangelism provides training for students preparing to serve in the local church as pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and lay leaders.

Prepare to take the gospel to the nations

Graduate Certificate in Evangelism
Course Number Description Credit Hours
28660 History and Methods of Apologetics 3
32160 Evangelistic Preaching 3
32300 Principles of Spiritual Awakenings 3

Learning Outcome

  • Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Graduate Certificate in Evangelism will prepare students for domestic or cross-cultural missions, church leadership, pastoral ministry, itinerant evangelism, or service with christian organizations.

Graduate Certificates are only open to M.Div. students. Every M.Div. at Southern Seminary combines a robust core of biblical and theological studies plus missions, evangelism, and ministry courses to ensure students are prepared for a variety of ministry roles.

Graduate Certificates are open to M.Div. students or alumni.

Students may apply for the Master of Divinity with an accredited bachelor’s degree (in any field/major). It is not required that applicants have an academic background in biblical or ministry studies.

Click here to learn more or start your application.

Graduate Certificates are meant to prepare students for specific ministry roles in conjunction with the Master of Divinity. Therefore, only students enrolled in the M.Div. may pursue Graduate Certificates.

Students who already hold a M.Div. degree may apply for and pursue additional Graduate Certificates.

The following students are eligible to apply for and pursue stand-alone Graduate Certificates:

  • M.Div. alumni of Southern Seminary
  • M.Div. alumni of other ATS-accredited seminaries

The application for Graduate Certificates comprises of:

  • The full, online application
  • Official transcripts of your M.Div.
  • Pastoral recommendation from your current church (provided in the application)

Evangelism and Missions faculty include:

George H. Martin

Professor of Christian Missions and World Religions

Timothy K. Beougher

Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth

Research Interests

Church Revitalization

J. Keith McKinley

Associate Professor of Christian Missions

Paul M. Akin


Resources as a Southern Seminary student

Academic Support

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Flexible Course Options

With multiple course delivery options you’ll find classes that fit around your schedule.

  • 100% online degrees
  • Main campus courses
  • Hybrid campus intensive options

Financial Aid

We are committed to making your education affordable. Our Financial Aid office can connect you with institutional & outside sources of aid.

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The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization

Connecting the classroom to the mission field.

The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization offers opportunities for you to glorify Christ as you engage unbelievers in Louisville, North America, and to the ends of the earth.
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Phone: (502) 897-4200

Text: (502) 305-3554


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