Presbyterian Leadership Certificate

Whether one is studying biblical theology, systematic theology, historical theology, or applied theology–the word of God is our only rule of faith and practice.
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Presbyterian Theology and Polity Training Program

Learn the Basics of Presbyterian Theology and Polity! This program is designed to provide training for learners everywhere who are interested in growing in their knowledge of fundamental Presbyterian theology and polity. Whether you serve as an elder or deacon, are training for a role in leadership, or if you just want to know more about Presbyterianism in general and the PCA in particular, then this program is for you.

Comprehensive Courses in Presbyterian Theology

The program consists of four classes:

  • Westminster Confession of Faith (and Standards)
  • Presbyterian Church Polity
  • Introduction to Covenant Theology
  • Conflict Resolution in the Church or Presbyterian Church History

This is an open enrollment program, open to students everywhere. The courses offered are full graduate courses and can count towards other degree programs.

Flexible Learning Options for Presbyterian Studies

Courses are offered in the following rotation:

  • Fall: Presbyterian Church Polity (video conference)
  • Spring: Conflict Resolution in the Church (video conference)
  • Summer: Westminster Confession of Faith (video conference)
  • Intro to Covenant Theology is offered every semester on a rotating basis

The courses can be taken via the following methods:

  • On-Site and In-Person
  • Live Video Conference
  • Traditional correspondence (self-paced/self-directed)
Enroll in Presbyterian Theology Program at BTS

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As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.