Certification Pastoral Ministry


 A message from Argile Smith, Associate Dean of Christian Ministry:
If God has called you to pastoral ministry but you don’t intend to complete a college degree or don’t have a GED or high school diploma, the CSD Certificate in Pastoral Ministry program is for you. Our certificate program is designed to give you a solid foundation for your ministry as a pastor. The program offers two levels of certification: 1) Advanced Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (30 hrs) and 2) Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (12 hrs). As you look over the courses, you’ll see the emphasis we place on expository preaching. In the certificate program, your gifts and skills for preparing and delivering expository sermons will be strengthened so the Bible can speak for itself in your pulpit. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail (allison.weaver@lacollege.edu) or by phone (318.487.7254). 

Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Application Packet

* Please note that all Pastoral Ministry programs are reserved for men. Women who have not earned a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply to Louisiana College’s undergraduate program and to choose a Christian Studies major. Women who have earned a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply to the Biblical and Theological Studies program. The rationale for this policy is expressed in Article VI of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

** Photo courtesy of Al Quartemont