Lay and Professional Certificates

Lay and Professional Certificates

Lay/Professional Continuing Education Certificates

Perkins School of Theology, through its office of Advanced Ministerial Studies offers a variety of continuing education programs for lay persons and church professionals who are seeking to engage rigorously topics of theology and ministry in order to deepen their discipleship and enhance their vocational effectiveness. Our programs develop the skills and leadership of those who desire to better serve the church in these specialized ministries:

• Children’s Ministry 
• Christian Education  
• Church Music 

Continuing Education Certificate Program

Open to laity and church professionals from all denominations, the continuing education certificate program does not offer academic credit or denominational certification but does offer those who serve the church an opportunity to grow in competence and creativity and enrich and enhance their ministry. Students are awarded a Continuing Education Certificate for each course completed. The certificate program is not a license nor certification from our organization, but a recognition of your knowledge skills and learning.

This class grants a continuing education certificate. It is not applicable to United Methodist Certification. For information on United Methodist Certification visit http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/Certs.