Diplomas and Certificates Offered
Oral Roberts University established the certificate and diploma Institute Program to complement the educational ministries of local churches such as Across All Boundaries Christian Church. Through the partnership with ORU Bible Institute, Crossing Boundaries offers the following certificate and diploma programs.
Diploma of Theological Studies
22 classes, 3 practicum = 66 credit hours. Three possible tracks.
The Diploma of Theological Studies is designed for Christians who desire intensive training in Biblical studies, theology, and practical ministries.
Advanced Certificate of Theology
This certificate is designed to acknowledge student's accomplishment in completing half of the Diploma curriculum. Students are awarded the Advanced Certificate of Theology upon completion of 33 hours of the Diploma curriculum.
Short-Term Certificate Program
6 Classes, 1 Practicum= 19 Credit Hours
The Short-Term Certificates provide options for students who cannot complete Diploma or Advanced Certificate of Theology program. The certificates available are as follows:
General Theological Studies – for short-term training in general theological, Biblical, and practical ministry studies
Christian Education – for those in church Christian Education programs such as Sunday School, Children’s Church, Youth Ministry, Cell Group Ministry, etc.
Christian Caregiving – for training lay counselors/caregivers in the local church (not to be a certified counselor