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REAL CONNECTION. REAL LEARNING.

Welcome to C:TM + ONLINE powered by Princeton Theological Seminary. C:TM + ONLINE is a peer-to-peer, online theology and ministry certificate designed for those interested in grounding their ministries—both personal and professional—in socially relevant and scholarly theological education.


three COHORTS a year

FALL
$600
14-weeks
Apply by Sept. 3
Online platform
Live Experience!

SPRING
$650
14-weeks
Apply by Jan. 21
Online platform
Live Experience!

SUMMER
$450
14-weeks
Apply by May 20
Online platform
 


  • Self-paced weekly modules
  • Weekly Case Studies
  • Close-knit, peer-to-peer cohort
  • Interaction with Princeton Professors and PhD teaching fellows
  • Rigorous lean-forward learning method
  • Mobile friendly 
  • Exclusive weekly Live Experience! with Princeton professors
 

A UNIQUE LEAN-FORWARD APPROACH TO ONLINE LEARNING. IT'S REAL LEARNING. 

C:TMONLINE is 14 weeks long with a weekly Wednesday night 7–9pm ET (UTC 00:05) Live Experience! with Princeton Theological Seminary professors. The certificate cost can be paid in one or two installments.

Apply now, view frequently asked questions, or learn more below.

Are you ready?

 
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C:TM 1.2B


Princeton Theological Seminary

C:TM + ONLINE is Princeton Theological Seminary's rigorous, community oriented, live-virtual theology and ministry certificate program. Unrivaled, it's online education as an extension of our campus experience—in form and substance. The C:TM courses are designed and taught by Princeton Theological Seminary faculty and are moderated by Princeton Theological Seminary PhD students. We’ve opened the doors of the institution and created a virtual extension of the scholarly, socially relevant, and communally oriented Princeton Seminary campus experience, which has been training Christian leaders since 1812.

If you feel like this program is right for you then make your story an indelible part of a new chapter in the Princeton Seminary story. . .

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C:TM 1.4


Taught by Princeton professors, brought
to life by students from around the world.

OUR C:TM FACULTY

For more than 200 years, Princeton Theological Seminary has been a leader in theological scholarship because of its preeminent biblical scholars and theologians. With C:TM + ONLINE, we open the doors of our classrooms to the world.

Course of Study

The C:TM + ONLINE 14-week course of study is designed to develop deeper critical engagement with Christian theology and foster rich and imaginative applications to your lives and context. You begin by re-examining the Old and New Testament and discussing with your peers and professors its implications for modern life. The first two courses are followed by a midterm. You will then apply those biblical insights to theological underpinnings of the Christian faith and their implications for pluricentric contemporary world Christianity.


 
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DENNIS T. OLSON
CHARLES T. HALEY PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY | CHAIR OF THE BIBLICAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT AT PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

OLD TESTAMENT FOR FAITH AND LIFE // 3 weeks

Together with students from around the world, we'll travel through Old Testament stories of suffering and revenge, listen to modern researchers and theologians, and discuss together—all in hopes of reshaping the way we view the Old Testament in modern life.

 
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ERIC BARRETO
WEYERHAEUSER ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT

NEW TESTAMENT // 3 weeks

In this course we'll map out a journey through the gospel of Luke, carefully noting how Luke's unique story of the Jesus, who heals and saves, transforms how we see the world differently and act in it.

 
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ELLEN T. CHARRY
MARGARET W. HARMON PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY // 3 weeks

Theology is sustained reflection on God and the things of God. This course aims to help people know, love, and enjoy God better that they and the societies to which they contribute may flourish thereby.

 
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RAIMUNDO CÉSAR BARRETO JR.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF WORLD CHRISTIANITY

WORLD CHRISTIANITY // 3 weeks

This course introduces students to the development of a pluricentric contemporary world Christianity, highlighting the perspectives and contributions offered by Christians from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and their diasporas. It includes key historic, demographic, cultural, and theological themes, which have contributed to shape Christianity in these different regions.


REQUIRED TEXTS

About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions 
Revised and Expanded Edition, Terence Fretheim (Augsburg Books 2009)

Classical Christian Doctrine: Introducing the Essentials of the Ancient Faith
Ronald E. Heine (Baker Academic 2013)

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C:TM 1.5


LEARN TO SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY WITH OUR DYNAMIC CERTIFICATE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

COST & FINANCIAL AID

The fee for the 14-week C:TM + ONLINE program is $600. Payment will be requested after admittance to the program. Multiple payment structures are available and limited financial aid is available on a case-by-case basis. The fee covers all four courses and must be received by Princeton Theological Seminary before the online platform opens for your cohort. Students will also be responsible for purchasing approximately one book per course. The cost of the course does not include books or other materials.

Learn to see the world differently with Princeton Theological Seminary's dynamic online certificate unlike any other. You will get the chance to:

  • Meet and ask questions to PTS professors face-to-face in our virtual, Live Experience Studio every week
  • Study courses developed by our PTS professors and PhD students
  • Interact and connect with C:TM students from around the world
  • Grow your theological framework
  • Experience all this within your own context and country
  • Earn an online certificate unlike any other

Are you ready?

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C:TM 1.6


1: DECIDE IF IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU and apply

Is C:TM + ONLINE right for you? C:TM + ONLINE is designed for Christian leaders—in any context—with or without formal theological education. Whether you are looking to immediately apply this to your church or want to enrich the theological connections between your personal and professional lives—C:TM + ONLINE is designed for you. Note: We do not recommend C:TM + ONLINE for those who have received an M.Div. in the last 5 years.


2: CHOOSE YOUR COHORT

There are currently three cohorts offered in a year: Spring, Summer*, and Fall. All cohorts become part of a growing international community of online alumni.

*Please note that the Summer cohort does not include the Live Experience.


3: STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED IN 3–4 WEEKS

Our application process is straightforward and no transcripts are currently required. Once you apply, you will find out if you've been accepted to the program within three to four weeks.

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ARE YOU READY?

CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING THE MOST DYNAMIC ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE OF ITS KIND.

Apply here and you will be redirected to our application page. When you log in, be sure to use an email address you check often so that we can efficiently let you know the status of your application.

Apply today to add your voice to the conversation.