Comprehensive Certificate in Orphan Care

The Comprehensive Certificate in Orphan Care is designed for students who want to acquire comprehensive training in orphan care but do not wish to take the general education courses (like English, Psychology, etc.) required as part of the four year degree program. This certificate is the four year degree without the general education courses.

Core Courses (56 Credits)

THEO 201 Systematic Theology I
THEO 202 Systematic Theology II
THEO 220 Life & Godliness
THEO 206 Spiritual Formation
THEO 208 Experiencing the God of the Bible
THEO 325 Apologetics
MINS 209 Christ & the Mission of Peacemaking & Reconciliation
MINS 325 Strategy
MINS 312 Spiritual Counseling (4 credits)
MINS 315 Principles of Biblical Leadership
MINS 316 Legacy Planning: Strategies for Recruiting and Developing Ministry Leaders
MISS 101 Introduction to Christian Missions
MISS 215 Strategic Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, and Christian Revivals
MISS 205 Following the H.S. into Disciplemaking (4 credits)
BIBL 101 Hermeneutics (Bible Study Methods)
BIBL 104 Old Testament Survey
BIBL 105 New Testament Survey
BIBL 330 The Ministry Life and Letters of Paul

Orphans and Vulnerable Children Major (30 Credits)

MINS 201 Effective Ministry to the Poor I
MINS 202 Effective Ministry to the Poor II
MINS 204 Starting an Orphan Care Ministry
MINS 330 Biblical Child Rearing: Transforming & Ministering to the Heart of the OVC
MISS 320 Global Health & Healthcare to OVC on the Mission Field
MISS 322 Nourishing OVC to Health on the Mission Field
MISS 203 Cultural Anthropology
SCIM 230 Child Growth and Dev. through Adolescence
MISS 211 Introduction to Elementary Education
MINS 462 OVC Internship I

Electives (12 Credits)

Elective credits can be any (100-400) college-level ABI course in any discipline.

Total credits: 98