Certificate in Evangelism

Completion of the Certificate in Evangelism requires five courses, following the requirements below. The certificate can be earned in conjunction with degree program requirements or as a stand-alone certificate. If a student wants to substitute other courses including those from one of the other schools in the Boston Theological Institute, they will need to consult with Dr. Bryan Stone, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, and receive approval by petition to the academic dean. Students wanting more information about the Evangelism Certificate or the value of such certification may contact Dean Stone at bpstone@bu.edu. Students wanting more information about getting the certification from their board of ordained ministry may contact Sangwon Yang, Registrar.

Requirements (at least one course must be taken from each area)

  1. Bible (other Bible courses may substitute by petition)
  • STH TN 721 New Testament Introduction
  • STH TO 704 Hebrew Bible
  1. United Methodist Studies
  • STH TH 821 History and Doctrine of United Methodism
  • STH TT 723 United Methodist Polity
  • STH TT 825 John Wesley’s Theology Today
  1. Theology
  • STH TT 731 Theology & World Religions
  • STH TT 732 History of Christian Theology in Philosophical Perspective
  • STH TT 733 Constructive Theology
  • STH TT 825 John Wesley’s Theology Today
  • STH TT 862 Theologies of Liberation
  • STH TT 866 Feminist and Womanist Theologies
  1. Evangelism—Theology and Context
  • STH TC 835 Evangelism and Contemporary Cultures
  1. Evangelism as Congregational Outreach and Vitality
  • STH TC 838 Church Renewal
  • STH TC 842 Urban Ministry
  • STH TC 890 New Church Development
  • STH TR 804 Religion in the Urban Landscape
  • STH TR 813 Congregations and Communities