Certificate in Ministry Foundation


Applying to the Certificate in Ministry Foundations Program

1. Online Application

Applications are accepted year round for rolling admissions and students can enter the program in any term.

2. Recommendations

Your two references submit a simple online recommendation form, directly to the school, recommending you to the program.



3. Informal Interview

Participate in an informal interview with one of our instructors to discuss your goals and expectations for the program.

The Application and Enrollment Process

The application process is simple!  Start with our online application at the link below.  It involves a few basic questions about your goals and asks you to provide references from your current ministry setting.  We’ll contact your references directly concerning their recommendation.  Lastly, once your recommendations are in, you’ll hear from the MIM to schedule your informal interview via video conferencing.  Admitted students then receive a welcome packet via email and a new MIM student email account.  Then you can register for class!

  • Application
  • Recommendations
  • Informal Interview

When Should I Apply?

There’s no time like the present!  We accept applications year round and the program is designed so that students can enter the program and start their coursework in any term.  We offer several courses per year so apply today and get started!

Is This Program for Me?

This certificate program is designed as a foundation for many kinds of leaders in the church.  This includes men and women training for full-time ministry roles, elders, deacons, or other similar roles in the church.  We have a diverse group of students in this program, from various age groups and walks of life.  If you aren’t sure if this program is for you, lets talk.  For many, the best way to find out, is to enroll and take a class!

If you are a a small-group leader and are looking for a program designed especially for leaders like yourself, consider our Certificate in Small Group Leadership that launches in the Spring of 2021.