Graduate Certificate in Biblical Ministry

The Biblical Ministry Certificate provides you with a basic understanding of the Scriptures, growth in godliness, and an opportunity to focus their studies in an area of personal interest. It meets the basic requirements of many mission agencies and equips you for marketplace ministry. 

You can earn the Biblical Ministry Certificate completely online.


This program will equip you to:

  • Interpret and apply the biblical  text
  • Affirm a growing relationship with God
  • Share the gospel effectively

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.


Note: This certificate program is not eligible for federal Title IV financial aid funds  – i.e. such as Federal Direct Loans.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Biblical Ministry Certificate Graduates

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Serving as a volunteer worker in a local church
  • Serving as a member of a team on the mission field
  • Ministering in the marketplace

Degree Program Faculty

Igou Hodges

L. Igou Hodges

Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology

B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh


A photo of Markus Klausi, CIU professor of New Testament & Greek.

Markus Klausli

Professor of New Testament & Greek

B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary


Shirl Schiffman

Shirl Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of Ministry Studies

Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University   


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