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Personal Enrichment Courses
Kingswood University offers a large selection of courses for those looking to prepare for effective ministry in the local church. Our certificate-level courses are developed specifically to accommodate the demands of your family, work, and life, while still delivering a quality educational experience that can be applied immediately to your ministry context.
Prepare for Ministry Through Certificate-level Courses
We offer a large selection of non-credit/certificate-level courses that have been designed for leaders and learners in the local church to advance their knowledge and skills.
Download a description of available courses: Certificate-Level Courses.pdf
All of our certificate-level courses are available in two formats: self-paced and virtual classroom.
Self-Paced Courses ($245 CDN each)*
Self-paced courses are independent study courses completed in an online learning management system. These courses require the student to plan and execute their own strategy for completion within the course time frame.
Students will work with an instructor to successfully complete all required readings, assignments, papers, and exams by the course closing date. Instructors will be available by phone and by email to answer questions and offer any assistance necessary during the course.
Upon registration, students will receive the course start date, selected syllabus, access to the learning environment, and the course closing date, which is calculated as sixteen weeks from the date of registration.
Virtual Classroom Courses ($245 CDN each)*
Virtual Classroom courses typically operate on an eight-week schedule, allowing for one week of pre-course work, six weeks of live classroom instruction, and one week of post-course work.
Classes are four hours in duration and will be held once a week for six weeks on an assigned day, providing a total of twenty-four hours of live classroom instruction.
During the six weeks of live classes, students will log in to a video conference via Zoom. This provides real-time interaction with the instructor and other students in the class, creating a more robust learning environment over independent study.
Instructors will assign out-of-classroom coursework totalling a minimum of fifty hours. Coursework may include reading, response questions, short assignments, projects, and/or papers.
*Payment must be made in full at the time of registration. All fees are in Canadian funds.
Earn a Certificate in an Area of Concentration
Kingswood University certificates celebrate milestones of achievement, recognizing the time and effort that have been invested in attaining a level of preparation for effective ministry.
Certificates require the completion of five courses that contribute to a greater level of competency within the area of focus. Of these five courses, a minimum of three must be taken through Kingswood University. Up to two courses, from an approved ministerial preparation training program through The Wesleyan Church, may be transferred in for credit towards the certificate.
Download a list of available Certificates: Certificate Options.pdf
For more information or to apply for a certificate of completion, please contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doctrine of Holiness
General Church History
Global and Intercultural Ministries
Wesleyan History & Discipline
Introduction to Homiletics
Introduction to Theology
Methods of Bible Study
New Testament Elective – Acts
New Testament Elective – Life of Christ
New Testament Introduction
Old Testament Elective
Old Testament Elective – Pentateuch
Old Testament Elective – Prophets
Old Testament Elective – Poetry
Old Testament Introduction
Philosophy & Ethics
Old Testament Elective – Minor Prophets
Introduction to Marketplace Ministry