The Certificate of Christian Studies program is designed to give lay members of the church an opportunity to deepen their faith and strengthen their ministry as a layperson.
Program participants take non-credit courses through the Mississippi Course of Study School, completing classes in the areas of Biblical Studies, Theology and History, and Mission and Evangelism.
Winter Session: January 5-7, 19-20 Spring Session: April 6-7, 20-21 Summer Session: July 13-14, 27-28 Fall Session: October 5-6, 19-20
Q: Who can participate in the program? A: Any lay (non-clergy) person is invited to participate!
Q: What kind of workload does a Certificate of Christian Studies (CCS) class involve? A: Students should download a syllabus (found at the bottom of the page) prior to the beginning of class. CCS students are only required to complete the reading assignments found on their syllabus, and to attend and participate in class. CCS students do not complete graded assignments such as papers or tests.
Q: How many classes do I have to take to receive my certificate? A: To receive a certificate, CCS students must complete nine (out of twelve) CCS courses.
Q: What is the CCS class schedule? A: Each class is offered once a year. Classes take place over two weekends, beginning Fridays at 6:00pm and ending Saturdays at 4:15pm.
Q: Where do classes meet? A: CCS classes meet on the campus of Millsaps College, in the Ford Academic Complex.
Q: How much does the Certificate of Christian Studies cost? A: Cost per Course: $50 Registration Fee + $100 Tuition The Center for Ministry can also reserve a hotel room for you at the Cabot Lodge. Room prices are $90 for a double room and $180 for a single room per night.
Q: How do I register? A: You can register online below, or by calling the Center for Ministry.
Online registration for Spring 2018 courses will begin this February! Follow the links below to register online. If you have any difficulties registering, please call the Center for Ministry at 601-974-1488.
Certificate of Christian Studies Spring Courses: 222: Theological Heritage II: Early Church 321: Bible III: Gospels 522: Theology in the Contemporary Church