Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is offering a graduate certificate for Church Planting and Revitalization. Through four hybrid courses, concurrent fieldwork, a coaching relationship and an integrative final portfolio, students must complete 18 hours of coursework for this certificate. Four-day intensives take place quarterly for 12 months, including completion and presentation of students’ final capstone project.
The Graduate Certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization will form pioneer leaders who can practice attentiveness to the Holy Spirit and to their communities, who can lead teams in discerning God’s activity and who are continually engaged in practices that renew their own souls, enabling deeper discernment in their own life and calling.
Accompanied by a cohort learning community and coached by experienced missional leaders, students in the Graduate Certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization learn from both academics and practitioners. Our hybrid online and intensive classes allow leaders to set apart time to grow in missional and intellectual formation while staying rooted in their context.
For non-degree students, the admissions process for this graduate certificate follows normal admissions procedures, with the applicant’s personal statement taking the form of a brief essay describing the applicant’s current ministry context and articulating the applicant’s sense of call to participate in church revitalization or the formation of new Christian communities.
More information is available on the seminary’s website here.
A brochure is available here.