The Graduate Certificate in Faith Community Services Leadership offers community ministry practitioners, community development managers, community outreach coordinators, pastoral staff members, and other missional leaders with the following capabilities:
Community Ministry can be defined as the activities carried out by missional Christians to join in God's work among individuals, families, and communities to bring about redemption, reconciliation, restoration, and renewal through providing social services and taking social action in the community. It is rooted in the example of Jesus who combined "incarnational revelation" ["being the gospel"], "word revelation" ["saying the gospel"] and "deed revelation" ["doing the gospel"] together in his everyday life in the community. Community ministry embraces various holistic models to becoming active outside the four walls of the church building. The Graduate Certificate in Faith Community Services Leadership equips students to lead community ministries and social service organizations to holistically demonstrate the love of God through activities that serve the needs of individuals, families, and communities.