Minister Certificate

Program Highlights
  •  16 Week Program
  •  Accredited
  •  Instructor Assistance
  •  Your Own Success Coach
  •  Books Included in Tuition

     Christian Ministry training is one of the most exciting and fulfilling adventures you will ever embark on.  People often find themselves serving in various capacities in organized religion or informal ministries based on zeal or availability but have limited training.  This in-depth course will provide the necessary foundational knowledge to help you grow personally in your spiritual life but also prepare you for the daunting role of helping others grow in their relationship with God as well.  At the end of this course, students will  receive a certificate to work in churches, religious non-profits, and Christian schools and youth camps among other vocations.

     In Christian Ministry Certification, students are offered an overview of the Bible and the purposes of the Old and New Testament. The student will review the fundamentals of Christianity while gaining a fresh appreciation for the eternal significance of salvation, baptism, and faith.  This gives students the solid foundation on which to build their life-long study of God’s word.  Students will enjoy moving beyond basics and into an understanding of the power and excitement of Kingdom living.  This course will help students be trained, shaped, and equipped to do the work of ministry.  Students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper love for God, show more loyalty to the Church, and develop a passion for souls while becoming effective servant leaders.


When you want to continue your education, you can seamlessly transfer your education into our Healthcare Associate’s degree.

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Program Outcomes
  1. Explain and classify the components of the Bible.
  2. Define fundamental concepts of Christian beliefs, i.e salvation, redemption, atonement, transformation, baptism.
  3. State the benefits and responsibilities of Kingdom citizenship.
  4. Describe and demonstrate spiritual authority.
  5. Compare and contrast world economics and kingdom economics.
  6. Exploring Christian Ministry as a vocation and identify career opportunities available in various aspects of ministry upon completion of this program.
  7. Name and classify the gifts of the Spirit.
  8. Determine personal spiritual gift through gift assessment.
  9. Identify characteristics of the servant leader model.
  10. Identify scripture commonly used to limit authority of women.
  11. Formulate response to support women’s ministerial authority.
  12. Lead others to a decision for salvation.
  13. Construct written rebuttal to objections to salvation decision.

This 600 clock hour program is designed to prepare you for an exciting career as a non ordained Minister.

Minister Course Lesson Descriptions


This lesson gives an overview of the structure and purpose of the Bible in human history.  It introduces a historical timeline, contemporary figures, geography, and traces Jesus as the central figure throughout.


             This lesson explains the basic tenants upon which the Christian experience is built. 

             God’s plan of redemption for mankind through repentance, atonement, and salvation will

             be explored.


The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the purpose of water baptism and the baptism

of the Holy Spirit.  This lesson outlines the work of the Holy Spirit and the indicators of his presence.

  1. FAITH

This lesson defines what faith is and teaches the absolute necessity of faith in the life of a believer.  Examples of faith in action will help students develop and articulate their level of faith and identify the elements of faith.


The purpose of this lesson is to outline the benefits and responsibilities of kingdom living. Christian character and behavior are discussed.


This lesson teaches the components of spiritual authority as it relates to positional and relational authority.  God’s plan to execute authority through mankind will be discussed as well as the key to the demonstration of spiritual authority.


This lesson illustrates how economic exchange systems operate in the Kingdom economy.  The Bible gives much instruction concerning money and how to prosper.


The focus of this lesson is to define “the church,” “ministry, ”and the believer’s relationship to the church.  The believer’s contribution to the church and the world is ministry. This lesson will explore Christian ministry as a passion and a vocation. Various ministry career possibilities will be studied.


This lesson will outline the function of the five-fold ministry and its relationship to the church and individual believers.    In this lesson, the student will discuss order, protocol, and organization in the church.


One of the most important lessons is Prayer.  Prayer is the engine that powers the Christian life.  It is communication with God Himself.  This lesson will teach the whys and hows of prayer for both the individual and the corporate church body.  Methods of organizing the prayer life, fasting in conjunction with prayer, and hindrances to prayer will be explored.



This lesson will present an overview of warfare in the spiritual realm and why humanity is even involved in supernatural events.  The weapons of warfare will be discussed.  Students will learn to recognize spiritual attacks and how to have victory in the battle.  A sneak peek behind the spiritual curtain will reveal the motives of demonic forces and how every believer can be an overcomer.


The Bible says that healing is the children’s bread. (Matthew 15:22)  This lesson will present scriptural evidence and illustrations to support the belief that God intends for mankind to be healed, whole, and complete.  The lesson will describe how the sick are healed and the hindrances to healing.


This lesson will define and categorize the various gifts given by the Holy Spirit to believers.  A gift assessment will reveal your personal gift mix.


This lesson will highlight the concept that to be a great leader you must be a greater servant.  Characteristics of a servant leader are examined in this lesson.


This lesson examines the unique obstacles and gender bias that women in ministry often face.  Women will discover their worth and explore strategies to overcome adversities.


The lesson will help believers develop the confidence to share their faith experience to lead others to faith in Jesus Christ by learning and practicing effective soul-winning techniques.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS The following lists the minimum recommended hardware and software requirements a student will need to successfully access Lakewood College’s online academic programs: Audio: sound card and speakers or headphones for listening Internet connection: 56 Kbps for self-paced courses (caution: if the video is present, it may be poor at this speed) Screen resolution: at least 800 x 600 Internet browser: IE 7 or greater, Firefox 2 or greater, browser set to accept cookies and to show the newest version of a page Media Player such Windows Media Player, Camtasia, or Vidster (all of which can be downloaded for free at the respective websites). Pop-up blocker must be disabled **For optimal results the following is recommended: Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better (required for high-quality video) Screen resolution: 1024 x 768

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

What You Receive

Lakewood University provides everything you need for the non ordained Minister. You will receive,

  • Comprehensive Ministerial text & study guides
  • Career search & time management guides
  • Open-book, online exams
  • Instructor guidance and unlimited tutoring
  • Your own Student Success Coach!
  • Access to our online library
  • Networking with Lakewood’s active student and alumni social community
Career Outlook

Non ordained ministers conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members. The median income as of May of 2019 was $50,400. The growth rate for this field is Growth rate: 4 percent (As fast as average).


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Pay in full
Payment in full: $7,400.00
Tuition: $7,400.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.

This is a 600 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $12.33 per clock hour (600 clock hours X $12.33 per clock hour = $7400.00 in tuition).

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs

Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term