Christian Formation & Ministry Certificates

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

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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 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.

Adventure Ministry Leadership

The purpose of the Adventure Ministry Leadership Certificate is to equip and empower college students for leadership in adventure challenge ministry. This certificate involves 24 hours of course work in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department, 12 of which are taken during one summer semester at HoneyRock, Wheaton’s Northwoods campus.

Equipping and empowering for leadership must involve practice. As a result, students will have direct responsibility and interaction with campers in a variety of adventure challenge programs during the summer at HoneyRock. Students who complete the certificate in adventure ministry leadership may choose to complete a major in Christian Education and Ministry or any other undergraduate major.

Christian Spirituality Certificate

CEM and non-CEM majors may earn a certificate in Christian Spirituality. This program is offered in conjunction with the Biblical and Theological Studies Department (BITH) and is intended to provide training which is both academically challenging and spiritually renewing. Christian spirituality is an academic field that requires an interdisciplinary approach as we examine the lived experience of the Christian faith. Students will become acquainted with biblical and theological foundations, historical foundations and Christian spiritual practices.

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 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.

Adventure Ministry Leadership

The purpose of the Adventure Ministry Leadership Certificate is to equip and empower college students for leadership in adventure challenge ministry. This certificate involves 24 hours of course work in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department, 12 of which are taken during one summer semester at HoneyRock, Wheaton’s Northwoods campus.

Equipping and empowering for leadership must involve practice. As a result, students will have direct responsibility and interaction with campers in a variety of adventure challenge programs during the summer at HoneyRock. Students who complete the certificate in adventure ministry leadership may choose to complete a major in Christian Education and Ministry or any other undergraduate major.

Christian Spirituality Certificate

CEM and non-CEM majors may earn a certificate in Christian Spirituality. This program is offered in conjunction with the Biblical and Theological Studies Department (BITH) and is intended to provide training which is both academically challenging and spiritually renewing. Christian spirituality is an academic field that requires an interdisciplinary approach as we examine the lived experience of the Christian faith. Students will become acquainted with biblical and theological foundations, historical foundations and Christian spiritual practices.