Ministry Foundations

Certificate Program

The Ministry Foundations Certificate is a partnership between Willingdon Church and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary that constitutes up to one-third of a Master’s degree.

Ministry Foundations

What is the Ministry Foundations Certificate Program?

This is a fully accredited Master’s program that can constitute up to one third of a full Master’s degree. It includes four courses:

  • Missional Discipleship
  • Interpreting Scripture Today
  • Christian Leadership Practices
  • Pastoral Care

Each course lasts for two months, but the on-site lectures for each will consist of only one weekend intensive, Friday evening and all day Saturday. The first course will begin in September and the last one will finish in April, 2022.

Covering foundational aspects of church ministry, the Ministry Foundations certificate is suitable for lay workers and for those considering vocational ministry, as a big step towards more specific training.

Watch the video at the top of the page for more information about the program.

How to Register

To register, click the button below and you will be directed to the registration page on the MB Seminary website. Please kindly note, under the “Apply and Enroll” tab on that page, you will see two buttons and you may decide which option to go with:

  • Begin Your Application: Those who want to take the Certificate for graduate credit can begin the application process to MB Seminary by going with this option. Once you’ve been accepted, you will be able to register for courses;
  • Register for a Course: If you want to take a course towards the Continuing Education Certificate or simply want to participate in a course intensive, you can register to do so by clicking this button.