Ministers who want to interpret God's word as Christ-centered and apply it to the ministry.
Lay-people who want to undestand the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, based on Christ-centered and discover the grace of restaint.
Sunday school director or teachers who want to understand and interpret and apply God's word as Christ centered to teach with confident.
Those who desire graduate-level courses from Westminster but do not desire to enter a full degree program.
Years To Complete
Credit Transferible to Degree Programs
Through the Christ-centered Biblical Interpretation Certificate, you will learn tools to faithfully interpret each book of the Bible, identifying how verses, passages, and books of Scripture fit together and provide God’s unified message to his people. You will learn how to faithfully apply Scripture to your own life and how to thoughtfully connect the truths of Scripture to the lives of those you serve.
Articulate the importance of recognizing the unified nature and identity of God's Word as it relates to Biblical Theology
Explain the significance of a redemptive-historical approach to Biblical Theology as the basis of understanding Scripture and its application
Trace various themes from the Old Testament into the New Testament, especially the themes of Kingdom and Covenant
Summarize the Old Testament and how it connects to its fulfillment in the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ
Situate any passage of Scripture within the larger context of the history of redemption as it climaxes in the person and work of Jesus Christ
Explain the relationship between the New Testament and the Old Testament, especially the relationship between Israel, Christ, and the Church
Articulate how the theology of the New Testament is an organic unfolding of the themes and categories of the Old Testament
Demonstrate the importance of understanding God's communication in Scripture as the foundation for biblical interpretation
Explain the significance of context in meaning, and demonstrate proficiency in evaluating the essential contextual features in a given passage as a necessary entry point to accessing the meaning of the text
Enter in an analysis of a text of Scripture and wisely engage with various tools that contribute to an informed understanding of the meaning and application of the passage
Elaborate upon any text's relationship to Jesus Christ and the gospel, and be able to situate the meaning of any passage within the redemptive-historical plot line of Scripture and make initial connections to present-day application
Understand the different genres within the Old Testament in which God has chosen to inscripturate his Word
Apply the principles of biblical-theological interpretation learned in Bible Survey and Principles of Biblical Interpretation and move toward a Christ-centered application of an Old Testament text
Better understand the content and theology of the New Testament, with particular focus on how the Gospels, Acts, Epistles and Revelation apply to life and counseling contexts
Gain experience in seeing the Christological/Gospel-centered implications of any text as a prerequisite for meaningful personal application
Our online courses leverage innovative technology and high-quality production to deliver excellent content in engaging formats.
To better equip the global church, Westminster offers the Theological Studies Certificates fully online.
Greater flexibility that fits your life.
Engaging and innovative classroom environment.
Easy-to-use technology connects you to a global community.
Immediate application in life and ministry.
Programs intentionally crafted for ministry preparation and deep academic study.
Unparalleled access to expert faculty who are invested in your life and ministry.
Life-on-life fellowship in a diverse and like-minded community.
Communal rhythms of prayer and worship woven into all areas of campus life.
Yes! This is a fully accredited certificate program at the Master’s level.
KMATS Students pursue the full degree courses and receive an accredited Master’s degree upon finishing the course requirements. Certificate Students receive an accredited certificate upon finishing the course requirements. KMATS Students and Certificate Students take courses alongside other Westminster Online students in degree programs.
The current cost of tuition is $650 per credit hour. The Certificate program requires 12 credits to complete, which totals $7,800. The scholarship is available for this certificate program, and some of the tuition can be covered. Federal loans and VA benefits cannot be applied toward the certificate program.
The certificate credits can be applied toward the KMATS program. Courses in the certificate program can also be applied as electives to our other programs. Connect with us to learn more.
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