Seminary Academics

Faith and Health Certificate Requirements

The 12 credit hour certificate in Faith and Health offered by the Seminary in collaboration with the North Park University School of Nursing is designed to provide core concepts for ministries of health. This program is taught by faculty from multiple disciplines, including health ministries, nursing, theology, ethics, Bible, and pastoral care, providing a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary learning for health professionals and clergy to explore the connections between faith and health in clinical and congregational settings.

Total Semester Hours: 12

Two of the following (6 sh):

  • BIBL 6263 Biblical Perspectives on Health and Healing
  • MNST 6121 Religion, Spirituality and Health in Professional Practice
  • THEO 6440 Theological Perspectives of Caring and Health

Two of the following (6 sh):

  • MNST 6110 Engaging Congregations in Ministries of Health
  • MNST 6115 Spiritual Issues in Chronic Illness and Disability
  • MNST 6120 Community Health and the Church
  • MNST 7195 Special Topics in Faith and Health

Detailed description of these courses can be found in our Academic Catalog (Full Seminary Catalog) on pages 63-77

Class Format

The courses are taught in a variety of formats including online, week-long intensives, and traditional on-campus, allowing for distance learning. In addition to the courses listed above, periodically, mission trips/classes to Latin America, Africa, and Asia will be offered with a community-health focus.