RTS Launches New Core Certificates

Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce seven Core Certificate programs, available in languages, Bible, and theology.

The Core Certificates are non-degree programs that provide students with a foundational understanding of a specific theological discipline. Students can pursue a certificate in Greek, Hebrew, Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, or Applied Theology.

David Veldkamp, Vice President for Enrollment Management, shared, “RTS sees training the next generation of pastors as the center of its mission. As an extension of that mission, we’ve also educated missionaries, Christian school teachers, and others who serve the church in non-ordained roles. Our hope is that these new certificates continue to make sound biblical and theological training available to enrich these ministries.”

The goal for the Core Certificates is to strengthen and enrich students’ walk with God and service to the church. The certificates will benefit teachers, church officers, and others seeking to increase their understanding and application of the Bible and theology.

Brad Tisdale, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, is pleased to see this new program launch after months of preparation. “I hope these new certificate offerings will allow more people to engage in the rich teaching that we offer at RTS. These certificates are for professionals, parents, small group leaders, or anyone who desires a more in-depth study of God’s Word. By breaking the RTS curriculum down into smaller pieces, students can focus on a particular subject in a way that is convenient and affordable.”

Each certificate will include 8-13 credit hours of accredited, graduate-level coursework. In addition, completed certificates could count as progress toward the completion of one of RTS’s master’s programs. Students will be able to complete these specialized certificates in 12-18 months and can take courses in person or online.

In August and September, all tuition fees will be up to 50% off. Apply at rts.edu/apply.