Diploma Programs


The CLD diploma programs are designed to facilitate completion in 1-2 years (for the Diploma in Christian Ministries) and 3-4 years for the Diploma in Theology or Church Planting.

Diploma in Christian Ministries (DCM): Total of 24 hours
  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Baptist Heritage and Practice
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Ministry Foundations
  • Communicating the Gospel: Preaching and Teaching that Transforms
  • Missions, Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Three hours of electives
Diploma in Theology (DTH): Total of 28 hours (in addition to the DCM for a total of 52)
  • Intermediate Old Testament
  • Intermediate New Testament
  • Survey of Christian Sistory
  • Intermediate Christian Theology
  • Spiritual & Leadership Formation
  • Leadership in Ministry Practicum I & II
  • Planned Pulpit Leadership or Principles and Approaches to Bible Teaching
  • Educational Ministry of the Church
  • Three hours of electives
Diploma in Church Planting (DCP): Total of 28 hours (in addition to the DCM for a total of 52)
  • Intermediate Old Testament
  • Intermediate New Testament
  • Survey of Christian History
  • Intermediate Christian Theology
  • Spiritual & Leadership Formation
  • Leadership in Ministry Practicum I & II
  • Planned Pulpit Leadership or Principles and Approaches to Bible Teaching
  • Educational Ministry of the Church
  • Introduction to Church Planting
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