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Certificates

Learn about AriseU Certificates

"Come further up, come further in!" --C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle


AriseU Certificates are courses of study for those interested in taking their next steps in understanding their faith. Certificates may take as long as necessary to complete and multiple certificates may run concurrently. Currently, AriseU offers three certificates: Christian Formation, Christian Foundations, and Biblical Studies. (Future offerings will be noted here once they are available.) AriseU Certificates and free and self-directed. Upon enrollment in a certificate program, we will contact you about your desired course of study.


Questions, comments, or clarifications? Contact Pastor Jacob at jacob@arisestl.com

Certificate in Christian Formation

The Certificate in Christian Formation is for those seeking to ground their faith in the core beliefs and practices of the Christian worldview. This course of study focuses on engagement with Scripture and the Church. This is a two-course certificate.


Requirements

  • Participate in two of the following courses: God's Story, The Creed, Church Debates, Understanding the Times.
  • At the conclusion of each course, submit a 2-5 page reflection paper describing your experience and what you learned.
  • Engage one of the recommended sources (list below) and submit a 1-2 page reflection on how that source has deepened your faith.
  • Attend and participate in at least two AriseU workshops.
  • Discuss a 1-2 page reflection paper summarizing your overall experience with the Christian Formation materials.


Recommended Sources

Certificate in Christian Foundations

The Certificate in Christian Foundations is for those seeking to dig deeper into the core beliefs and practices of their Christian faith. This course of study focuses on engagement with God, Scripture, the Church, and our World. This is a four-course certificate.


Requirements

  • Participate in three of the following courses: God's Story, The Creed, Church Debates, Understanding the Times.
  • Participate in one elective course (options as offered).
  • At the conclusion of each course, submit a 2-5 page reflection paper describing your experience and what you learned.
  • Engage two of the recommended sources (list below) and submit a 1-2 page reflection on how that source has deepened your faith.
  • Attend and participate in at least two AriseU workshops.
  • Discuss a 3-5 page reflection paper summarizing your overall experience with the Christian Foundation materials.


Recommended Sources


Certificate in Biblical Studies

The Certificate in Biblical Studies is for those seeking to engage the Holy Scriptures more robustly. This course of study focuses on engagement with Scripture and interpretation. This is a four-course certificate.


Requirements

  • Participate in one of the following courses: God's Story, Church Debates
  • Participate in one Old Testament course (options as offered).
  • Participate in one New Testament course (options as offered).
  • Participate in one course on a biblical book or topic (options as offered).
  • At the conclusion of each course, submit a 2-5 page reflection paper describing your experience and what you learned.
  • Engage two of the recommended sources (list below) and submit a 1-2 page reflection on how that source has deepened your faith.
  • Attend and participate in at least two AriseU workshops.
  • Discuss a 3-5 page reflection paper your understanding of a) what Scripture is and b) how followers of Jesus should approach and interpret Scripture today.


Recommended Sources

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