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Certificate in Ministry

In response to the ever-increasing educational needs in Texas, East Texas Baptist University offers the Certificate in Ministry program. This eighteen (18)-semester hour program is designed for anyone who is seeking entry-level preparation for ministry service. The program is offered through East Texas Baptist University's School of Christian Studies and is available in two locations or sites: Marshall and Tyler.


Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Certificate in Ministry program is to provide a foundational theological education that is geographically and financially accessible to every person in East Texas with the purpose of transforming communities through the strengthening of the local churches.

Who is eligible for this program?

Anyone is eligible for this program of study. There are no previous educational requirements.

Can course credits apply toward a college degree?

People who desire to continue their study beyond the Certificate in Ministry program at East Texas Baptist University must apply for regular admission and meet all admissions requirements. All courses taken in this program are for academic credit (one academic hour credit for each course) and may be applied to a baccalaureate degree.

Who will benefit from this program?

Those enrolled in the Certificate in Ministry program generally fall into two categories:

  1. those who have experienced a call into ministry, are employed full-time at a secular job, and desire to provide ministerial leadership to a church organization; and
  2. those who are involved in various roles of lay leadership and ministry in a local church and who desire to further their knowledge in specific areas of the Bible and ministry.
Course Requirements
  • Ministry 1111: Old Testament 1: The Pentateuch
  • Ministry 1112: Old Testament 2: The Conquest to the Exile
  • Ministry 1113: Old Testament 3: The Exile to the Intertestamental Period
  • Ministry 1114: The Interbiblical Period and the Gospels
  • Ministry 1115: Acts and the Pauline Epistles
  • Ministry 1116: The General Epistles and Revelation
  • Ministry 1117: Introduction to Church Ministry
  • Ministry 1118: Personal Evangelism
  • Ministry 1119: The Work of the Minister
  • Ministry 1121: The Interpretation of the Bible for Preaching and Teaching
  • Ministry 1122: The Preparation of Sermons and Bible Studies
  • Ministry 1123: Baptist History
  • Ministry 1124: Baptist Distinctives
  • Ministry 1126: Introduction to Missions
  • Ministry 1127: Leadership Among Ministry Volunteers
  • Ministry 1129: Dual Vocational Ministry
  • Ministry 1131: Introduction to Christian History
  • Ministry 1132: Introduction to Christian Doctrine

Application and Registration Forms for CIM

Instructor Forms for CIM

CIM Course Rotation
Fall Semester 2018 (Marshall)
MINS 1111, The Pentateuch
MINS 1112, The Conquest to the Exile
MINS 1113, The Exile to the Intertestamental Period
Spring Semester 2019 (Marshall)
MINS 1117, Introduction to Church Ministry
MINS 1119, The Work of the Minister
MINS1122, The Preparation of Sermons and Bible Studies
Fall Semester 2018 (Tyler)
MINS 1131, Introduction to Christian History
MINS 1132, Introductions to Christian Doctrine
MINS 1123, Baptist History
Spring Semester 2019 (Tyler)
MINS 1124, Baptist Distinctives
MINS 1127, Leadership Among Ministry Volunteers
MINS 1129, Dual Vocational Ministry
Fall Semester 2019 (Marshall)
MINS 1131, Introduction to Christian History
MINS 1132, Introduction to Christian Doctrine
MINS 1123, Baptist History
Spring Semester 2020 (Marshall)
MINS 1124, Baptist Distinctives
MINS 1127, Leadership Among Ministry Volunteers
MINS 1129, Dual Vocational Ministry
Fall Semester 2019 (Tyler)
MINS 1114, The Interbiblical Period and the Gospels
MINS 1115, Acts and the Pauline Epistles
MINS 1116, The General Epistles and Revelation
Spring Semester 2020 (Tyler)
MINS 1118, Personal Evangelism
MINS 1121, Interpretation-Bible for Preaching & Teaching
MINS 1126, Introduction to Missions
Fall Semester 2020 (Marshall)
MINS 1114, The Interbiblical Period and the Gospels
MINS 1115, Acts and the Pauline Epistles
MINS 1116, The General Epistles and Revelation
Spring Semester 2021 (Marshall)
MINS 1118, Personal Evangelism
MINS 1121, Interpretation-Bible for Preaching & Teaching
MINS 1126, Introduction to Missions
Fall Semester 2020 (Tyler)
MINS 1111, The Pentateuch
MINS 1112, The Conquest to the Exile
MINS 1113, The Exile to the Intertestamental Period
Spring Semester 2021 (Tyler)
MINS 1117, Introduction to Church Ministry
MINS 1119, The Work of the Minister
MINS 1122, The Preparation of Sermons and Bible Studies
Fall Semester 2021 (Marshall)
MINS 1114, The Interbiblical Period and the Gospels
MINS 1115, Acts and the Pauline Epistles
MINS 1116, The General Epistles and Revelation
Spring Semester 2022 (Marshall)
MINS 1118, Personal Evangelism
MINS 1121, Interpretation-Bible for Preaching & Teaching
MINS 1126, Introduction to Missions
Fall Semester 2021 (Tyler)
MINS 1111, The Pentateuch
MINS 1112, The Conquest to the Exile
MINS 1113, The Exile to the Intertestamental Period
Spring Semester 2022 (Tyler)
MINS 1117, Introduction to Church Ministry
MINS 1119, The Work of the Minister
MINS 1122, The Preparation of Sermons and Bible Studies

 

Site Coordinator Contact Information

For more information about the Certificate in Ministry program, please contact the site coordinator.

Randy Babin  
Marshall Site Coordinator
903.938.0756 | rbabin@etbu.edu

Dr. Danny Pickens  
Tyler Site Coordinator           
903.581.6139 | dpickens@etbu.edu

CIM Contacts

Department

Name

Phone

email

Administration & Finance

Kathy Bland

903.923.2122

kbland@etbu.edu

Bookstore - textbooks

Manager

903.923.2298

0653mgr@follett.edu

Business Office

Supervisor

903.923.2053

BusinessOffice@etbu.edu

Disability Accommodations

Leska Papas

903.923.2076

lpapas@etbu.edu

Financial Aid

Nathan Flory

903.923.2137

nflory@etbu.edu

Institutional Technology

Danna Robins

903.923.2021

drobins@etbu.edu

Library

Elizabeth Ponder

903.923.2263

eponder@etbu.edu

BGCT Ministry Scholarship

Dr. Jeremy Greer

903.923.2186

jgreer@etbu.edu

Registrar

Troy G. White

903.923.2064

tgwhite@etbu.edu

School of Christian Studies

Dr. John L. Harris

903.923.2181

jharris@etbu.edu

 

Cari Johnson

903.923.2180

cjohnson@etbu.edu