The field of study known as Christian Studies should definitely be considered as a possible step in a person's career path. The type of person who may be interested in such a certificate program would be someone who is very strong in their faith and who loves helping other people, whether as a teacher, a social worker or as a leader or Pastor of a church. Those who have a strong desire to share with others the blessings they've received in their lives and who wish to learn more of their Christian beliefs would greatly benefit from having a background in Christian Studies.
Those who are already in some form of ministry, such as preaching, pastoring, missionary, and such would do well to get a certificate or maybe even a Master's degree in Christian Studies. A Certification in ministerial stdies is also available if this is your choice. Graduating with this education will go a very long way in helping you become a stronger Christian leader.
The classes available to those seeking this type of program make it easy to see how your leadership and knowledge of Christianity, and its foundation would be greatly enhanced. Some of the classes are:
Certificate in Bible and Certificate in Christian Ministry - both of these courses will help your understanding of Bible concepts and leadership abilities.
Understanding Old Testament Concepts - has many of the same benefits as far as helping you understand the Old Testament, it's history, and it's meaning.
The Life Of Christ - takes you back in time to see the social, economic, political, and geographical state of the world when Jesus lived and is an intense study into His ministry.
Arts in Christian Service - an excellent preparation for student with the desire to minister, and expand their comprehension of God's word, and to bring those principles into their own lives as well as the lives of their congregation.
These types of certificate and degree programs are most often found in schools such as colleges and universities of Liberal Arts, or Catholic, Lutheran, Christian, and other religious colleges. The main purpose of these types of programs are designed to prepare the student for a career in the ministry, in serving the community, or leading churches. There will also be courses taught along with these certificate programs that will help you be prepared for other career choices, such as humanities, teaching, counseling, and science. This is good for those who wish to go on to a career as well as those who are going to be furthering their education. These may be choices such as Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Christian Theology, Studies of the Prophets, and The Formation and History of Hebrew Kingdoms..
There are many career choices for someone with a certificate in ministerial studies. Of course this certificate allows you to become a pastor, preacher, minister, priest, or elder, depending on which denomination you're a part of, who leads the congregation and sometimes the entire neighborhood. The Clerk of the Church or Church Administrator is another position you might have should you decide to major in Christian Studies. This person is in charge of the church's financial needs such as paying bills, doing payroll, and buying materials and would also be in charge of managing other church programs. They're also usually in charge of other workers of the church.
So, if you're someone who hungers and thirsts to help others, to fulfill needs, to serve your faith and your God, and to do so as part of your career for the rest of your life, a degree in Christian Studies may be the perfect choice for you.