In LBU’s School of Biblical Studies and Theology, you’ll learn biblical truths and relevant skills that will empower you to fulfill your ministry calling. You’ll gain a strong theological foundation, learn to lead others in their faith journey, and actively participate in ministry as a student. Our renowned faculty integrate biblical insights and ministerial skills into every class, and you’ll interact with many of the country’s most influential ministry leaders.
Earning a ministry & theology degree from Louisiana Baptist University gives you the training you need to serve in the types of ministry jobs that are most needed in the local church. As a Christian university, Louisiana Baptist University has trained transformative church and ministry leaders since our founding in 1973. Equipping and supporting the church and Christ’s mission is what we do. You are the future of the Christian faith, and we are committed to equipping you to lead, influence and guide the church toward growth and life-changing ministries.
The certificate provides a foundational education in Bible and theology or in a ministry field. You will study college-level courses in a program designed for Christian laymen, and you can complete each course at your own pace from anywhere in the world. The ten-course program will increase your capacity to study Scripture, to share the Gospel, and to minister within your church.
The Certificate in Church Ministry provides foundational biblical, teaching, counseling, and administration training through courses like Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Teaching the Bible, Biblical Counseling, and Church Administration for those involved in teaching ministries or church leadership roles, while recommending at least a bachelor’s degree for those pursuing full-time ordained vocational ministry.
The Certificate in Christian Life Coaching provides ministry leaders and discipleship counselors with a biblical foundation in life coaching skills and practices through courses like Introduction to Christian Life Coaching, Communication Skills for Christian Life Coaching, Christian Marriage Life Coaching, Christian Leadership Coaching, Christian Ethics in Life Coaching, Readings in Spiritual Formation, Individual Christian Life Coaching, and Supervision and Assessment.
The School of Christian Counseling offers two certificates: Christian Life Coaching and Christian Counseling. These certificate programs are designed for those who want to increase their witness and ministry effectiveness through biblical counseling without completing a degree program.
The curriculum consists of ten college-level courses that you complete at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Our program will increase your capacity to study Scripture, to share the Gospel, and to minister within your church.
The cost for the entire program is $2400, which is payable over time. Upon completion of the program, you may participate in our annual commencement ceremony. Those who decide to pursue a degree have the option to transfer all thirty credit hours into a bachelor program.