Certificate Programs

 
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One Year Certificates


Bible Certificate

OBJECTIVES: The Certificate in Bible is a one-year introduction to Biblical studies which provides students with training in the basics of Scripture, Christian worldview, discipleship, and ministry. The ten courses inthis certificate will advance the student’s learning of core Biblical truths that will provide guidance for career choices and lifestyle decisions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this program the student shall be able to:

  1. demonstrate substantial Bible knowledge and its major

    themes;

  2. effectively interpret Scripture for practical application and

    ministry;

  3. develop and demonstrate an authentic Christian worldview;

  4. practice Christian life skills and nurture a godly, Spirit-filled,

    ethical lifestyle.


Child & Family Leadership

OBJECTIVES: This certificate is for those who desire to serve in a Church ministry specializing in children and families. It includes an emphasis on education, communication, child development and teaching. The certificate requires 10 courses that will equip and enrich ministry workers.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this program, the student shall be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ministry to children and families in the local church;

  2. demonstrate an understanding of the theories, practices, and methods of teaching, outreach, and discipleship at all levels;

  3. develop effective practices and methods of teaching, discipleship, and community outreach;

  4. identify the contemporary issues, trends, and needs of people in society, especially as it relates to children and families;

  5. 5)  nurture the practice of ministry in the power of the Spirit.


Youth Leadership

 OBJECTIVES: This certificate is for those who desire to serve in ministry to the emerging generations (ages 11-25). It is practical in nature with an emphasis on practical theology, communication, adolescent issues and development. The certificate requires 10 courses that will educate and equip youth ministry workers.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this program, the student shall be able to:

  1. integrate essential knowledge and skills needed for youth

    related vocations;

  2. articulate a Biblical philosophy and strategy of youth

    ministry and leadership;

  3. understand contemporary issues, trends, and needs of

    students and their families;

  4. communicate effectively with varying audience levels;

  5. model effective leadership skills in terms of both programs

    and relationships for ministry;

  6. equip youth for the Great Commission discipleship; and,

  7. nurture the practice of ministry in the power of the Spirit


Youth Leadership & ROMER

OBJECTIVES: This certificate is for those who desire to serve in ministry to the emerging generations (ages 11-25). It is practical in nature with an emphasis on practical theology, communication, adolescent issues and development. The certificate requires 15 courses that will educate and equip youth ministry workers while fulfilling the academic requirements of the PAOC’s Recognition of Ministry Credential.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this program, the student shall be able to:

  1. integrate essential knowledge and skills needed for youth

    related vocations;

  2. articulate a Biblical philosophy and strategy of youth

    ministry and leadership;

  3. understand contemporary issues, trends, and needs of

    students and their families;

  4. communicate effectively with varying audience levels;

  5. model effective leadership skills in terms of both programs

    and relationships for ministry;

  6. equip youth for the Great Commission discipleship; and,

  7. nurture the practice of ministry in the power of the Spirit.


Not for Profit Organizational Leadership

OBJECTIVES: This program is designed for those who want to serve in areas of institutional leadership. The focus is on leadership principles for work in non-profit organizations, churches, or global work contexts. This certificate is delivered at the undergraduate level over two semesters. It aims to provide wholistic preparation for leadership opportunities in organizational administration.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this 1 year program the student shall be able to:

  1. demonstrate development of a thoughtful personal philosophy of service which is cognizant of contemporary culture and a Christian worldview;

  2. demonstrate an understanding of a Christian view of service and the need for practical, theoretical and effective administrative skill in managing organizations;

  3. demonstrate an understanding of the aspects of vocational Christian service whether in the church or in non-profit, charitable institutions;

  4. demonstrate a basic level of competence in leadership, interpersonal and communication skills expected of administrators;

  5. demonstrate an understanding of institutional management systems, mission statement, strategy formation, planning, principles of governance, human resource issues and financial matters;

  6. demonstrate Christian character, integrity and spiritual gifting for administrative leadership.


OMEGA Global

OMEGA is an acronym which stands for One-year Ministry Education (with) Global Awareness. This program is a response to those students who desire a one-year program that emphasizes relational discipleship and practical ministry opportunities. The goal of the OMEGA program is to develop Christian character through academic learning and hands on ministry experience.

Visit the OMEGA Global site here for more information 


RoMER | Recognition of Ministry Education Requirements

The college offers courses that specifically fulfill the PAOC’s Recognition of Ministry Credential. The RoMER Certificate fulfills the academic requirements of this credential and is attainable in one year. 

Objectives

Upon completion of this one-year program the student shall be able to:

  1. demonstrate a thoughtful personal philosophy of ministry rooted in Biblical truth;

  2. demonstrate an understanding of God’s call with an awareness of the gifts, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities they may bring to ministry;

  3. demonstrate an understanding of the Scriptures as well as the practical and theoretical aspects of vocational Christian ministry;

  4. demonstrate a basic level of competence in the practical leadership, interpersonal and communication skills expected of leaders; and

  5. demonstrate an exemplary godly lifestyle and anongoing dependence on the enablement of the Holy Spirit


Sound Production & Media

This one-year program is geared towards equipping students with skills for sound production, media, and church ministry. In addition to audio and media courses, students will study Bible and spiritual formation. “Hands on” application in the recording studio as well as in chapel services, live recordings, special events, and conferences, will provide essential experience working with sound and media equipment in a team environment.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this one-year program the student shall be able to

  1. understand and use sound equipment for recording, mixing, and musical performances in both a live and studio environment;

  2. understand and use the popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) for recording and music production (Logic®, ProTools®, and Ableton®);

  3. understand and implement various social media tools in the church and ministry contexts;

  4. use equipment to develop visual media for various ministries;

  5. recognize the importance of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in ministry;

  6. understand some of the key books of the Bible and important principles for spiritual formation.


One Year Pre-University Certificate

This program is designed for students who are contemplating education at a secular University. The program provides foundational courses in Bible, Theology and General Education to strengthen spiritual formation and Christian world view.


TWU Transfer Certificate

 SPC students who take eight liberal arts courses taught by Trinity Western University faculty will not only receive credit towards their B.A. degree but will also be presented with a completion certificate that summarizes their University Transfer Credits. The required courses are:

  • PSYC 106 Introduction to Psychology

  • HIST 111 History of Western Civilization

  • PHIL 210 Contemporary Ethical Issues

  • HIST 260 History of Christianity

  • WRTG 100 Writing in the University Context

  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

  • ENGL 103 Introduction to Literature: Short Fiction and Poetry

  • PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy


Two Year Certificates


General Bible

 OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to provide students with a concentration of Bible related studies and basic skills and competencies for the sharing of one's faith.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

Upon completion of this certificate in Bible the student shall be able to:

  1. demonstrate substantial Bible knowledge and its major themes;

  2. effectively interpret Scripture for practical application and ministry;

  3. develop and demonstrate an authentic Christian worldview;

  4. practice Christian life skills and nurture a godly, Spirit-filled,

    ethical lifestyle.


Child & Family Leadership

OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to provide competency for ministry in local churches that is focused on children and family issues. The program is rooted in the Scriptures and the application of truth in educational child and family care contexts.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this program, the student shall be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ministry

    to children and families in the local church;

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories, practices, and

    methods of teaching, outreach, and discipleship at all levels;

  3. Identify the contemporary issues, trends, and needs of people in society, especially as it relates to children and families, and

    develop effective practices to serve;

  4. Nurture the practice of ministry in the power of the Spirit.


Worship Arts

OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to provide students with foundational training for involvement in worship services and music ministries, in and through the local church. It provides a general worship arts focus and equipping experience for church ministry.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this program, the student shall be able to:

  1. understand Biblical teaching regarding worship, discipleship and evangelism;

  2. understand the spiritual gifts and skills needed to lead worship services in a variety of contexts;

  3. understand the tasks pertaining to effective worship arts ministry including sound and media, musicianship, and pastoring;

  4. recognize the importance of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit in personal and corporate worship, as well as in community outreach.