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Certificate Programs

The Certificate Programs offer training in specialized areas of ministry for the new or advanced person in ministry. Each program is offered in a contextualized format allowing you to maximize your integration of the information gained in lectures and classmate interaction. These are non-degree, non-credit earning programs and are therefore exempt from the admission requirements of traditional students in our graduate programs.

Certificate in Formational Prayer

The Certificate Program in Formational Prayer offers focused training in formational prayer. The program assists in the development of Christian caregivers in the areas of spiritual maturity, theory of formational prayer, and practical experiences in formation prayer.

The Certificate Program is reserved for those who have previously completed one of the following: Formational Prayer Seminar, Formational Prayer course, or the Doctor of Ministry Formational Prayer Course. Individuals must also have completed or are in the process of completing a Master’s degree in a field related to a caregiving ministry.


Who to Contact

Lynne Lawson llawson1@ashland.edu 419-207-5547

Certificate in Practical Ministry

Ashland Theological Seminary – Detroit offers a certificate program designed to build foundational knowledge in biblical, historical, and theological studies while integrating practical methods for ministry. The Certificate in Practical Ministry requires successful completion of five core and five elective courses. Articulation agreements exist with several area colleges that will transfer certificate courses into undergraduate programs.


Who to Contact

Jerrolynn Johnson, PhD, DMin, LPC jjohns12@ashland.edu 248-559-1400