About This Program

The Advanced General Ministry Certificate Program examines a more in depth study of the beliefs, practices, gifts, and callings for those who minister in a worship setting or in the general public. Students will study Aesthetics, Apologetics, Homiletics, and Spiritual Gifts. This program includes online coursework, videos from CMBA Instructors, and supplemental seminary level content. At the end of this program students will have a greater understanding of defending how to defend their faith, the art of preaching and teaching, and how to exercise their natural and spiritual gifts, for the glory of God, in a worship setting or public setting.


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:

  • Requirements for Ministry

  • Aesthetics (Beauty & Art)

  • Apologetics (Defending the Faith)

  • Homiletics (Preparation and Presentation)

  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit