Children's Ministry Education

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If youre looking for formal training in Childrens Ministry, there are a few options. You can get a degree, a certificate or just attend a seminar. Certificate programs are offered by accredited universities as well as by training companies. Weve collected a list of programs for you to consider.

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Four year degree programs

There are few degree programs offered with a focus in Childrens Ministry. However, Ambrose University in Canada offers two options, a Bachelor of Theology (BTh) and a Bachelor of Ministry (BMin)

Valley Forge Christian College has a BA program in Childrens Ministry

The Southern Nazarene University offers a BS in Childrens Ministry

On-Site Certificate Programs

Union Theological College of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK offers a 16 week certificate program in Childrens Ministry.

Calvary Baptist Church offers an 8 course certificate in Childrens Ministry. The program is part-time and can be completed in two years

Online Certificate Programs

A 30 credit certificate is offered entirely online by Valley Forge Christian College

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond offers a Congregational Leadership Certificate Program that includes a concentration in Preschool and Childrens Ministry

University of Wales, Bangor - The Welsh National Centre for Religious Education offers a Childrens Ministry Undergraduate Certificate through distance learning. The program consists of 12 10-credit modules that can be taken over two or three years, and are equivalent to one year of full time academic study.

Workshop or Seminar Based Certificate Programs

Philadelphia Biblical University offers a one week on-site program in Childrens Ministry, which they describe as a intensive one-week program.

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