Postgraduate Certificate in Pastoral Care

With a Postgraduate Certificate in Pastoral Care, you’ll develop specialized knowledge and skills to address individuals’ mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns, especially those of church and organization leaders and parishioners. This certificate program deepens your skills to help you counsel a wider variety of pastoral care issues.


This program will equip you to:

  • Develop an awareness of clinical pathology
  • Address the needs of those you serve effectively
  • Strengthen skills in planning and treatment


  • Develop a counseling center in your church
  • Become the shepherding pastor in your church
  • Be a counselor in your church or non profit

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Degree Program Faculty

Steve A. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Ministry Care

B.A., Indiana University (chemistry & psychology); M.S., Indiana University (philosophy); M.A., Christian Theological Seminary (marriage & family therapy); Ph.D., Indiana University (philos


A photo of Rhonda Pruitt, a professor at CIU.

Rhonda Pruitt

Professor of Missionary Care

B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University



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