Certificate in Church Conflict and Peacemaking

Church leaders are often asked to aid in conflict management and resolution. This certificate helps prepare these professionals to gain both a deeper understanding of peace and practice in implementing conflict resolution strategies. The specific dynamics of church conflict are covered through explorations of peacemaking ethics, conflict analysis, group dynamics and interpersonal communication, as well as church conflict management.

Unique Features

  • Hands-on experience in mediation and facilitation
  • Cooperative learning with the seminary
  • Faculty who specialize in church conflict resolution

Our Graduates

This certificate prepares both church leaders and lay people to be effective peacemakers and conflict managers in the church.

When can I start?

Courses are in the semester format, beginning in the fall (August), spring (January) and summer (May).

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview (meet with program director for education plan)
  • Statement of intent (1-2 pages explaining your goals)
  • Three references (see form below)
  • Writing sample (copy of a recent paper you have submitted for a class or read an article related to your program of interest and give an analysis of it)
  • Official transcript of BA/BS degree
  • Letter of explanation if your GPA is under 2.75
Your admissions counselor may require you review the following documents during your application.

Further Info

Total Units: 15

Program information and tuition subject to change.


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