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C:TM 1.1


Certificate in theology and ministry

 C:TM + ONLINE is Princeton Theological Seminary's Certificate in Theology and Ministry, taught by seminary faculty.  Designed for ministerial and personal enrichment, this peer-to-peer, online program allows leaders to ground their ministries—both personal and professional—in socially relevant and scholarly theological education.  In 14-weeks, students explore aspects of Old and New Testament studies, Theology, and World Christianity with seminary faculty and a cohort of peers.


Fall 2018 cohort

Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2018 Cohort. 

  • 14-weeks
  • Apply by Sep. 3
  • Starts Sep. 6
  • Online platform
  • Live Sessions
  • Cost: $675

Course Outline

Download your free course outline with information about weekly learning objectives and course participation.

  • Self-paced weekly modules
  • Weekly Case Studies
  • Close-knit, peer-to-peer cohort
  • Interaction with Princeton Professors and PhD teaching fellows
  • Lean-forward learning method
  • Mobile friendly 
  • Weekly live sessions with seminary professors
 

real connection. REAL LEARNING. 

C:TM + ONLINE is a 14 week long Certificate in Theology and Ministry with weekly Wednesday night 7–9pm ET live sessions with Princeton Theological Seminary professors.

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

Are you ready?

 
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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.

Program of Study

The C:TM + ONLINE 14-week program 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 studying portions of the Old and New Testaments, learning skills for reading all of scripture anew. The first two courses are followed by a midterm.  You will then apply those biblical insights to theological underpinnings of the Christian faith in course 3 and their implications for our pluricentric contemporary world Christianity in course 4.  Written reflections, case studies, and discussion with peers and professors are central to the learning process throughout. The program concludes with a final.

Program Outline

Download your free course outline with information about weekly learning objectives and course participation.


 
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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 RESOURCES 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: THE GOSPEL OF LUKE // 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 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY EMERITA

THEOLOGY FOR FAITH AND LIFE // 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 shaping Christianity in these different regions.


REQUIRED TEXTS

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

The Story Luke Tells: Luke's Unique Witness to the Gospel
Justo L. Gonzalez (Eerdmans 2015)

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

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THE PROFESSORS WERE EXCELLENT AND THE LIVE EXPERIENCE ENHANCED THE PROCESS.

2018 Spring Participant

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE
Download our certificate program outline to learn more about the learning objectives and weekly engagement in the courses.

COST & FINANCIAL AID

The fee for the 14-week C:TM + ONLINE program is $675. Payment will be requested after admittance to the program. Two 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 two books for completion of the certificate. The cost of the certificate 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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1: DECIDE IF IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU and apply

Is C:TM + ONLINE right for you? The Certificate in Theology and Ministry is designed for those engaged in ministry and are seeking deeper theological study. Past certificate students include bible study leaders, elders, deacons, Christian educators, minsters, youth directors, lay pastors, worship leaders, ushers, and Sunday school teachers. The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent. Some higher education is preferred but not required. The program is not intended for those who already have a seminary degree. 


2: CHOOSE YOUR COHORT

There are currently two cohorts offered in a year: Spring and Fall. All cohorts become part of a growing community of online alumni.


3: STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED IN 3–4 WEEKS

Our application process is straightforward and no transcripts are required to submit your application. 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.