About This Program

The Advanced Business and Marketplace Ministry Certificate Program examines a more in depth study of the beliefs, practices, gifts, and callings for those called primarily to a business or marketplace setting. Students will study Aesthetics, Apologetics, Homiletics, and Spiritual Gifts. This program includes online coursework, videos from CMBA Instructors, and supplemental seminary level content specific to business and marketplace ministry. At the end of this program students will have a greater understanding of beauty and art, defending their faith, the art of preaching, and how to exercise their natural and spiritual gifts, for the glory of God in business and in the marketplace.


In order to enroll in this course you must have completed one of our three introductory certificate programs:

  • Introduction to General Ministry

  • Introduction to Worship and Arts Ministry

  • Introduction to Business and Marketplace Ministry

Course Topics

Topics for this certificate program include:

  • Theology of Business Continued

  • Aesthetics (Beauty & Art)

  • Apologetics (Defending the Faith)

  • Homiletics (Preparation and Presentation)

  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Textbook For This Program

The required textbook for this course is The Marketplace Christian, by Darren Shearer. Students are encouraged to purchase this book at least two weeks before the start of your certificate program. Book can be ordered on Amazon.com.