Equip . . . Experience . . . Explore

We know you are passionate about church planting and so are we. Our certificate is especially designed to prepare you to see God do more than you can imagine.

  • Equip

    Get equipped for church planting at your own pace with respected experts in the fields of theology and missiology. They have been where you are and they know what is needed for a successful church plant.

  • Experience

    Experience learning that provides a foundation and flexibility for developing skills to church plant, reproduce disciples, develop leaders, and effectively communicate the gospel in your community.

  • Explore

    Explore the foundations for catalyzing a new church while developing skills in APEST leadership, cultural exegesis, and worldview apologetics.

Our Educational Philosophy

This is your education and our focus is on you not simply as a student, but as a fellow learner on a journey to develop a mastery of theological and missiological content, vocational skills that will lead to success, and character motivated by your identity in Christ

  • Character Development

    • Deepen your faith as you follow Jesus. • Participate in a journey of discipleship and formation that invites you to embody the way of Jesus as co-laborer on God’s mission. • Learn to integrate your faith and your vocation so that what you do is shaped by who you are as a follower of Jesus.

  • Vocational Excellence

    • Develop skills across a wide array of disciplines (e.g. Bible, theology, missiology, leadership, spirituality, and more) • Learn to communicate effectively in your culture and in the world around you. • Be equipped for a life-time of service of church planting and training church planters.

  • Mastery Learning

    • Develop patterns of thinking that reflect biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and vocational realities. • Demonstrate your learning through a portfolio of learning that provides evidence of who you are, what you can do, and where you thrive. • Learn in the context of real-life situations rather than fabricated classroom experiences.

“Training for church planting begins with training in disciple making. The Church Planting Certificate starts with scripture and unpacks disciple making and church planting for you with instructors that are practitioners. If you’re preparing to plant or preparing to send out a planter, this is a great resource to help you plant a healthy, multiplying church.”

Patrick Bradley, Director of Operations, Passion for Planting


"We're excited about a Church Planting Certificate that has the potential to equip and train more church planters with a proper missiological and theological foundation for starting healthy churches. We are highly motivated to see you effectively engage your community with the gospel."

Dr. Michael T. Cooper, Program Director and author of Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement

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We equip leaders to catalyze biblically sound and theological grounded church plants.

Ephesiology's Church Planting Certificate focuses on providing church planters with a solid biblical and missiological foundation to the work of establishing healthy churches, mature disciples, and New Testament leaders.

Features of the Certificate

Our Church Planting Certificate focuses on equipping you with ministry skills that will help ensure success in your new church plant. This is a learning experience designed with the church planter in mind.

  • Dynamic

    Dynamic video lectures with practical demonstrations and supplemental resources.

  • Accessible

    Online and accessible 24/7 from your phone or computer anywhere in the world.

  • Engaging

    Engaging forum topics connected to a global network of learners doing theology and ministry collaboratively.

  • Cohort Based

    Get equipped with your team in a cohort based learning experience of doing theology in community.

  • A passion for planting

    We're not simply interested in what goes into your head. We want your heart to be ignited with passion to do the work God has called you to.

  • Graduate Certificate

    With additional requirements, you can earn a graduate certificate that leads to a Master of Arts focused on Church Planting or Missiology of Movements.

Earn a degree from one of our partners

When you complete the certificate, you may be able to transfer the courses for academic credit toward a master's degree from one of our partner seminaries.

Affordable. Accessible. Relevant. Faithful.

Kairos University

Kairos University is a global system of theological education that provides opportunities for students to build entirely customized educational journeys that are affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. The University has a campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with offices throughout the United States and Canada, partnerships with organizations around the world, and students from nearly every continent.

Kairos University is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools

A Different Kind of Seminary

Knox Theological Seminary

Knox Theological Seminary will equip students from nations across the globe with the knowledge and skills needed to be ministry leaders in the Kingdom of God on Earth. The Knox education will be marked by its consistency with Reformational theology, theological depth, practical applicability in world-wide cultures, and evangelistic aim. The Seminary will provide online and residential courses to train students already engaged in a vocational or ministerial role, as well as those interested in full-time residential studies. Knox students will be united by their affirmation of the Apostles’ Creed but come from diverse Christian theological traditions, and will desire to grow in their knowledge of God for the purpose of serving Christ by proclaiming the Gospel to unbelievers and discipling those who already believe.