Advanced Certificate in Orphan Care

The Advanced Certificate in Orphan Care is designed for people who want to equip themselves for orphan care but don’t have the time to invest in a longer program of study.

Core Courses (27 credits)

THEO 208 Experiencing the God of the Bible*
THEO 220 Life & Godliness
THEO 201 Systematic Theology I
THEO 202 Systematic Theology II
THEO 206 Spiritual Formation
MINS 209 Christ & the Mission of Peacemaking & Reconciliation
BIBL 101 Hermeneutics (Bible Study Methods)*
BIBL 104 Old Testament Survey*
BIBL 105 New Testament Survey*


Orphans and Vulnerable Children Major (9 credits)

MINS 201 Effective Ministry to the Poor I
MINS 202 Effective Ministry to the Poor II
MINS 204 Starting an Orphan Care Ministry


Electives (3 credits)

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

Total Hours to Graduate: 39 credits

Length: 1.5 years (full-time) or longer (part-time).

As with all our programs, students may take longer than one year to complete training. We understand that personal and professional obligations sometimes come between students and their desire to complete their training.

NB: Internship is optional for certificate students. Students who choose to do an internship may use it as a 3 credit hour elective.

* May substitute any of these courses with other ABI Theology and Bible courses. Prior approval from the dean of academics is required.