Build a missiological foundation for movement thinking

The Movement Studies Certificate is designed especially for current and prospective missionaries working among church planting movements and disciple making movements. The certificate equips you with the most recent scholarship on Christian movements as well as movement principles from the study of the New Testament and the academic discipline of missiology.

  • You will develop a new level of competency in your understanding of the New Testament movement.

  • You will reach a proficiency in your aptitude to study current movements and discern missiological principles that correlate to movement health.

  • You will design contextual seminars to train CPM catalysts, trainers, and strategy coordinators in movement principles.

  • You will develop a pathway for an adaptive movemental ecclesiology rooted in the soil of your context.


A great resource for building a movement minded missionary team.

Missionary training and education is undergoing massive change. The Movement Studies Certificate is an example of how course delivery and content can address contemporary missiological realities. It uses the first century Christian movement as a model rather than an aberration. 
Ted Esler, PhD
Missio Nexus

Movements of God are reshaping our missional task as we pursue the Great Commission. The Movement Studies Certificate offers students the biblical roots, current state, and future promise of movements. Don’t miss this opportunity to join God in this Great Commission adventure. 
David Garrison, PhD
Missionary author
Church Planting Movements

We long to see Christ’s church expand among the nations in ways that are sustainable, healthy, and God-honoring. Such growth requires a robust theology that yields wise mission practices. The Movement Studies Certificate offers a balanced, biblically informed approach to thinking through these issues.
Jackson Wu, PhD
Mission One

Meet your faculty supervisors

Dr. Cooper and Dr. Farah combine years of experience and expertise in the study of movements to guide you in your development of movement principles and best practices

Assistant Professor of Missiology

Warrick Farah

Dr. Farah earned a DMiss from Fuller and is currently working towards a PhD from the Oxford Center of Mission Studies. He is co-editor of Margins of Islam: Ministry in Diverse Muslim Contexts (2018) and editor of Motus Dei: The Movement of God and the Discipleship of Nations (forthcoming in 2021). As a missiologist with One Collective, he currently serves in theological education in the Middle East, training Arab world leaders for ministry in the region. His research topics include Muslim Studies, Frontier Missiology, Theology of Mission, and Movements. Warrick has published in journals such as Evangelical Missions Quarterly, International Journal of Frontier Missiology, and Global Missiology.

Professor of Missiological Theology

Michael T. Cooper

Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for a missions agency where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism and has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He is a guest faculty at Torch Trinity Graduate University, adjunct faculty at Mission India Theological Seminary, Asia Graduate School of Theology Nepal, and Ebenezer Bible College in Katmandu, and affiliate faculty at Kairos University. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: A Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.

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

Theological training and leadership formation in service of the Arab Church

Arab Baptist Theological Seminary

Founded in 1960 in the hills overlooking Beirut, the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) equips servant-leaders for the ministry challenges arising in the Middle East and North Africa – be it theology, apologetics, communication, pastoral care, ethics, society, or culture.

Developing Christ-like Leaders in the Majority World

Mission India Theological Seminary

In 1993, with a clear vision and guidance from God, Dr. Saji Lukos established a Leadership Training Center for developing Christ-like global leaders for transforming communities in India and beyond. Today, Mission India Theological Seminary focuses on raising up 100,000 Christ-like leaders within the next 25 years.

Mission India Theological Seminary is accredited by the Asia Theological Association