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Non-Degree Study

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NON-DEGREE STUDY OPTIONS

MASTER’S LEVEL COURSES

All GCS students are initially enrolled in the Master’s Level Courses study option. This permits students to take courses according to their own interest and need. All courses will automatically transfer into a GCS degree program, if the student reaches that point, and courses are less than 10 years old.

See our Academic Catalog for more details.

CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (CTS)

Requirements:

  1. Any Theology class
  2. Any Bible class
  3. Two additional classes from any discipline
  4. Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5

The CTS is not a degree, nor a requirement for any occupation, but an acknowledgement that a student has achieved a significant milestone in our educational programs. See our Academic Catalog for more details.

DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (DCM)

GENERAL STUDIES TRACK

Requirements:

  1. Any theology course
  2. Any Bible course
  3. Any church history course
  4. Any two Christian ministry courses
  5. Two additional classes from any discipline
  6. Complete at least 21 units. Six units may come from credit transferred in from another accredited institution, or through documented experiential learning.
  7. Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5

The Diploma of Christian Ministry is not a degree, but a recognition that the student has achieved another noteworthy milestone in ministry training. See our Academic Catalog for more details.

DIPLOMA OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (DCM)

FOCUS ON DISCIPLESHIP, WORSHIP, OR MISSIONAL LIVING

These academic achievement awards are designed for lay leaders within Grace Communion International, although students of any denomination are welcome to take this group of courses. They are focused on Christian ministry courses.

Requirements:

  1. Either BI501 Biblical Interpretation or BI520 New Testament Survey
  2. CM504 Practice of Ministry
  3. CM508 Church Planting and Development
  4. CM510 Polity of Grace Communion International
  5. TH503 The Holy Spirit, the Church and Eschatology
  6. Either a second Bible course or a second theology course
  7. An elective appropriate to the area of focus
    1. For the worship focus, either CM506 Trinitarian Youth Ministry or another applicable future elective
    2. For the discipleship focus, CM506 Trinitarian Youth Ministry, or CM512 Small Group Bible Study Leadership
    3. For the missional living track, either CM501 Pastoral Leadership or another applicable future elective
  8. Complete at least 21 units. Six units may come from credit transferred in from another accredited institution, or through documented experiential learning.
  9. Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5

The Diploma of Christian Ministry is not a degree, but a recognition that the student has achieved another noteworthy milestone in ministry training. See our Academic Catalog for more details.