The Certificate in Ministry is developed to teach ministerial skills to students that feel called to enter in the ministry, but do not have all the requirements to enroll or are not able to communicate in English. The program covers introduction to the Scriptures, biblical interpretation, theology, evangelism, expository preaching, ethics, apologetics, biblical languages, church administration, and servant leadership.
Reasons to enroll
The candidates to enroll in the Certificate Course in Ministry are seeking to be better equipped to serve God in their churches and communities by responding to a call to pastoral service, missions, chaplaincy, or work as a lay professional. Upon completing the program the student will have acquired skills that will allow he or she:
Better serve others
Improve the knowledge of the Scriptures
Communicate the Word more effectively
Fully exercise their spiritual gifts
Help grow the Kingdom
Requirements to enroll
There are no academic admission requirements to enroll in a Certificate Course Program. Also, students that do not speak English as their native language don't need to take an English proficiency test
Online learning system
Our students use SysClass to manage and deliver their courses. SysClass is the most advanced system for distance education. All your assignments are automatically organized for you. Know more about SysClass by clicking here.
Lucent is breaking down the geographical barriers by offering courses online; we are breaking down the language barriers by translating programs in over 60 languages; and finally, we are breaking down the economic barriers by offering accessible tuition to everyone in the world. All our students pay fair prices no matter what country they live. We determine tuition prices by using the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of the World Bank. To check the monthly tuition for your country click here.
The Certificate in Ministry program has a total of 60 credit hours. The 60 credit hours are divided in 4 terms of 15 credit hours. Each term lasts 182 days and is comprised of 5 courses. Each course includes: video classes, video resources, reading, tests, exams. English native speakers may be exempt from take English Grammar and Composition. Also, students may request to transfer credits from other institutions. Below you will find the list of the courses offered in the program.
|GENERAL EDUCATION||COURSE NAME|
|ENG 1013||ENGLISH GRAMMAR|
|ENC 2023||ENGLISH COMPOSITION|
|IPS 1033||INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY|
|IPH 1043||INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY|
|NSC 1043||NATURAL SCIENCES|
|MINISTRY CORE||COURSE NAME|
|INT 1013||INTRO TO THE NEW TESTAMENT|
|STH 1033||SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY|
|NTT 1013||NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY 1|
|NTT 1013||NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY 2|
|OTT 1033||OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY 1|
|OTT 1033||OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY 2|
|EPR 1013||EXPOSITORY PREACHING 1|
|EPR 2023||EXPOSITORY PREACHING 2|
|BBC 1013||BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY|
|EST 1033||EVANGELISTIC STRATEGIES|
|SLE 1023||SERVANT LEADERSHIP|
|PMA 1043||PRINCIPALS OF MANAGEMENT|
|BIBLICAL LANGUAGES||COURSE NAME|
|IBG 1023||GREEK BIBLE EXEGESIS||IBH 1043||HEBREW BIBLE EXEGESIS|
You can enroll at Lucent in 3 simple steps. Step 1 is to fill out the enrollment form. After submitting the enrollment form, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed to Step 2. Step 2 is to take the free Test of English Comprehension (TEC). Those who have English as first language do not need to take the TEC and will receive instructions to go directly to step 3. After completing the TEC, you will receive instructions on how to pay for your tuition. Step 3 is to make your payment. After your payment is completed, you will receive a welcome email with the login and password to access your program, courses, and lessons. Click below to start your enrollment.
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The operation of online courses is simple. Students login their accounts during their free time and go over the assignments for each course. Each course generally requires students to watch video classes and other resource videos, download and read books and resource materials, and do exercises, tests, and exams.
Students applying to take a Certificate course don't need to know English. Students who wish to enroll in the Associate or Master program need to have knowledge of the English language. Lucent offers a free Test of English Comprehension (TEC) to verify if the student has the knowledge of English necessary for he or she to enroll in the desired program.
Lucent does not offer Bachelor programs in a single package, but students can be granted a Bachelor upon achieving 120 credit hours of undergraduate studies. Students can achieve the necessary credit hours in two ways. First, students enrolled in an Associate program can complete two programs and get the required hours for the issuance of a Bachelor. The second option is to transfer courses from another Institution if those hours correlate with ministerial or theological studies and use these hours towards the completion of his or her Bachelor.
Associate and the Master, are higher education programs. Students enrolled in the Associate and in the Master programs must take written exams, write papers, interact with tutors, take a English proficiency test, and perform a series of assignments. Students intending to enroll in an Associate program must present proof of high school completion or another secondary program. Students intending to enroll in a Master program must present proof of completion of a higher education program.
Students applying to take a Certificate course don't need to know English. Students who wish to enroll in the Associate or Master program need to have knowledge of the English language. Lucent offers a free Test of English Comprehension (TEC) to verify if the student has the knowledge of English necessary for he or she to enroll in the desired program. Students who have English as their first language are exempt from taking the TEC.
The Test of English Comprehension (TEC) was developed to assess the level of comprehension in the English language. After the candidate for an Associate or Master program completes the enrollment form, he or she receives an email with the information on how to access the TEC. The test has a total of 100 multiple choice questions, 75 reading questions and 25 audio questions. The candidate has 90 minutes to complete the test.
In order to be approved to an Associate program the student must achieve a score of at least 400 points; to be approved in a Master program the student must achieve a score of at least 600 points. In case the student fails to achieve the necessary points to enroll on the first trial, he or she can retake the test 2 more times. If, after 3 trials, the student doesn't achieve the necessary points to enroll, he or she must contact Lucent to evaluate other options.
The amount of time per week that a student should dedicate to his or her program is: 6 hours for the Certificate Courses, 15 hours for the Associate programs, or 20 hours for the Master programs.
There are two kinds of student support. The primary type of support is through email. All students can send unlimited emails asking questions to his or her tutor. The other type of support we offer is one-to-one interaction between students and tutors. Students enrolled in a Certificate course do not have direct interaction with their tutors. Students enrolled in the Associate and in the Master programs must have online conversations with their tutors regularly.
Credit Hours do not correlate to clock hours. A Credit Hour is the unit of measuring educational credits, based on the number of hours the student is exposed to a course during a week. The courses you take at Lucent are worth 3 Credit Hours. Each term has 5 courses, thus the total of credit hours in a term are 15 Credit Hours.
Lucent operates based on terms, not semesters. A term is the period of time a student is taking the courses assigned to that period. Terms lasts 182 days from the enrollment date. Students must complete all the courses being offered in each term within the 182 days. There is no problem if a student finishes all the Courses of his or her Term in advance. However, not finishing a term within the 182 days forfeits the entire term. Exceptions only in case of debilitating disease or death in the family.
Students do not choose what courses and how many credit hours they take during a term. The courses and number of classes are set for each term.
The academic grading uses a five-letter grade system. The grades are: A, B, C, D, and F. A is the highest grade and F is the lowest. The numerical grades to letter grades convert as follows: A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, and F=0-59.
Students can choose to pay their monthly tuition using a PayPal account, a debt or credit card. For your convinience PayPal accepts payment in over 30 currencies. You can visit the PayPal website for your country by clicking here.
All academic materials necessary for students to successfully complete their studies are available in electronic format in the student environment in our Educational Management System (EMS) at no additional cost.
Students can enroll anytime. After the student enters his or her information in the enrollment form and submits payment the student will receive an email with his or her login and temporary password for immediate access to the program.
Students can transfer credits upon presenting the official transcript from another institution. Lucent’s academic department will determine the equivalence to the courses we offer based on comparable learning outcomes. Only those courses for which the final grade is superior to 70 points will be considered for transfer. The transference of course will decrease the student's course load, but the price of the monthly tuition will remain the same, regardless of how many credits are transfered.
Partial scholarships are generally available for students in need of financial aid, though no full scholarships are offered, unless someone pays the tuition of a student or give a donation to Lucent specifically to pay for a student’s tuition. To apply for a scholarship, the candidate must send an email to Lucent explaining the reason why he or she needs assistance. The email must include what program in which the student wants to enroll and the country he or she lives. The response time of how much financial aid the student qualifies for normally takes a week. To apply click here.