This is the starting diploma available through the CLD program of Gateway Seminary. To earn this diploma, you will study the same basic classes that seminary students take early on: Old and New Testament Surveys, Introduction to Theology, Baptist History, Ministry Foundations, Preaching and Teaching, Missions and Evangelism, and one elective.
Diploma in Theology
This next level diploma allows you to study in the same areas as the diploma in Christian Ministries, only you will get to do so at a more concentrated level. For instance, instead of covering the whole Old Testament, we will look at one book from each of the three major sections of the Old Testament. In theology we will drill down on a major area of theology and core doctrine.
Diploma in Church Planting
This diploma is an exciting alternative to the Diploma in Theology for those who are considering starting a church, or being a part of church plant. There are specific classes in church planting, as well as the opportunity for apprenticing. We hope to partner with the Church Planting Center of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico to help those who want to plant churches in the Albuquerque area.
Certificate Programs of Study
Certificates are shorter programs of study, which are concentrated to aid the student in specific areas of Christian mission or leadership. Each certificate consists of four courses. We offer four certificates:
- The Certificate in Missions is designed to equip those interested in being involved in mission efforts to be more effective in the field.
- The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is designed to equip those desiring to be or functioning as pastors with some of the basic skills necessary for the ministry.
- The Certificate in Small Church Leadership is designed to equip key leaders of smaller churches with some of the specific skills and knowledge helpful in leading smaller churches.
- The Certificate in Church Planting is a quicker resourcing for church planters, while still covering important skills and knowledge for church planters.
When you complete your diploma, you have the opportunity to participate in full-blown graduation ceremony through one of Gateway’s campuses!