Geneva College

Pittsburgh Campus

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Geneva College Pittsburgh Campus at the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry offers certificate programs to help church ministers and lay leaders to complete training in specific facets of Christian ministry, leadership, and other ministry-related disciplines. A certificate from Geneva College Pittsburgh Campus can help you on your journey wherever you are in service or ministry.

Certification from Geneva College Pittsburgh Campus is the perfect pathway toward an applicable degree program, and can serve as a great way to try out a new area of study!

Our classes are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays to work with your schedule, and each course costs $99—with no enrollment fee and minimal book costs! Classes are currently online, and synchronous, so you meet with your professors and classmates in real-time.

Apply online or contact our admissions counselor at 412-247-9010 for more information.

Certificates Available

Bible Knowledge

“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.” – Psalm 119:97-98

The Word of God is the Christian’s infallible rule for faith and life. Establish a solid knowledge of scripture and discover tools to help with your study of the Bible. To earn your certificate in Bible Knowledge you will take:

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Biblical Theology
  • How to Read and Study the Bible
  • African American Theology
  • Humanities

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Chirstian Ministry

Dive into many aspects of Kingdom ministry, learning practical theology for Christian outreach, evangelism, and service. The courses in this certificate cover a range of ministry-related topics to help prepare you to step into the field or improve your formal training as a current ministry professional.  To earn your certificate in Christian Ministry you will take:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Evangelism
  • Urban Theology
  • Two Elective Classes in Bible or Theology

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Become a skilled servant-leader with the tools and knowledge to head your ministry non-profit more effectively. This program includes a biblical foundation for leadership and practical training to apply your knowledge. To earn your certificate in Leadership you will take:

  • History of Urban Leadership
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Leadership and Communications
  • Spiritual Formation
  • How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

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Missions and Missions Mobilization

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” – Matt. 28:19-20

Whether your mission field is across the ocean or down the street, develop the knowledge and skills to become more effective in missions. To earn a certificate in Missions and Missions Mobilization, you will take:

  • Global Missions in the Local Church
  • World Christian Movement
  • Race and Immigration
  • Topics in Christian Ministry
  • Culture and Communications

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Learn the history of arts and the Church, and become familiar with the fundamentals of music, art, and drama ministry. To earn a certificate in Music/Drama/Arts you will take:

  • Music History: History of Gospel Music
  • Fundamentals of Conducting I
  • Intro to Drama
  • Music Survey I: Survey of the History of Dance in the Church
  • Theatre Practicum
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Human Services

In our Human Services certificate program, learn to provide care and connect people to the resources they need. Learn to help children, adults, families, and communities to address and overcome challenges from a biblical perspective. To earn a certificate in Human Services you will take:

  • Introduction to Helping Skills
  • Child Abuse and Family Violence
  • Foundations of addiction
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Chaplaincy
  • Pastoral Care Counseling

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Urban Ministry Leadership

Ministry in an urban area presents unique challenges that can only be understood by those in urban ministry. Minister to your community and learn biblical leadership skills to tackle the issues that your community faces. This program offers a theological foundation and practical ministry skills for meeting the challenges of the urban setting. To earn a certificate in Urban Ministry Leadership you will take:

  • How to Read and Study the Bible
  • Theology of Faith, Work and Economics
  • Principles of Ethnic-Racial Reconciliation: Race Cultural and the Kingdom of God
  • Ethics
  • Race and Immigration

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Contact our Admissions Counselor at 412-247-9010 .