Certificate 1 & 2: Practicing Theology/On Mission

Takes approximately 4.5 weeks to complete.


Training more than one person?


Ministry Leadership, Spiritual Practices, and Thinking Theologically

Course Description

The work of Christ in this world is always practical, and our understanding of theology should be, too.  In this Practicing Theology certificate, walk through what living out Christian theology looks like in practical and transforming ways, which will immediately impact your life and your ministry. Guided by the collective wisdom of Dr. Chap Clark, the Institute for Ministry Leadership, and FULLER Equip, this certificate navigates a refined process of spiritual formation. Each unit offers a new perspective, opening up more areas to explore and understand, to bring a deeper experience of Christ’s calling to your context. When you successfully complete the final project after finishing the six courses, you will earn a professional certificate from FULLER Equip.

In each of the six courses, associates will engage in times of reflection, teaching, discussion and practical application. By the end of the certificate, associates will be tasked with teaching others what they’ve learned about practicing theology throughout the certificate. 

A professional certificate is earned through the successful completion of a series of courses.

What’s included in Certificate 1:

6 Courses: Practicing Theology I, Practicing Theology II, Practicing Theology III, Practicing Theology IV, Practicing Theology V, Practicing Theology VI

1 Final Assignment 

1 Professional Certificate


In the second certificate, On Mission, we’ll continue to explore God’s continued work in responding to the crises and brokenness of this world.  God so loves the world, in fact, he sends the Son to bring hope and transformation. Yet, it can be a challenge for us to best share this love and mission with others in our contexts. Guided by the collective wisdom of Dr. Chap Clark, the Institute for Ministry Leadership, and FULLER Equip, Certificate 2: On Mission brings important aspects of Scripture and theology together and applies them to the realities of living in our present world. This prepares you to respond to the specific needs, questions, and issues in your particular ministry context.

What’s included in Certificate 2:

6 Courses: On Mission I, On Mission II, On Mission III, On Mission IV, On Mission V, On Mission VI

1 Final Assignment 

1 Professional Certificate 

Meet Your Instructors

Chap Clark

Dr. Chap Clark is the Executive Director of the Institute for Ministry Leadership which equips local congregations to create a unique leadership institute for recent college graduates.

What is a FULLER Equip course?

The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal understanding of Scripture, or seeking to apply its principles to your professional life or ministry, FULLER Equip courses offer a wide range of resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

From online lectures and interactive discussions to practical assignments and case studies, these courses are designed to engage learners at all levels and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of Scripture, FULLER Equip courses have something to offer everyone.

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About FULLER Equip

FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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