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Certificate in Christian Ministry

This is a basic certificate level training program, offered by A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary in the Chinese language. It moves an individual towards ministry licensure requirements within the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


This program meets the minimum 30 credit educational requirement of the Manual of the Christian & Missionary Alliance from an accredited institution.

Understanding the Program

Chinese medium: A special program offered fully in Mandarin Chinese.


Requirements for Admission: Provide an academic background and an official interview. English or TOEFL scores are not required. 

C&MA Licensing: This program meets the minimum 30-credit educational requirement of the Manual of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Licensing within the C&MA is supervised by each local district. Please consult your district office for additional information regarding its Licensing, Ordination & Consecration Committee protocols and requirements. 

Course Schedule: Courses are offered in the Fall (early September) and Spring (January) semesters.

Leading to the M.A. degree at Tozer: This 30-credit Certificate can be transferred towards the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree at Tozer Theological Seminary.

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.​"

2 Timothy 2:15
  • We have included professors in the ministry field with high academic, knowledge, and spiritual backgrounds.

    • Rev. Dr. Victor Chan (D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary)

    • Rev. Dr. Kai-ming Ho (D.Miss. Fuller Theological Seminary)

    • Dr. Ivan Kwong, (Ph.D. University of Surrey)

    • Rev. Dr. Johnny Wan (D.Miss. Western Seminary)

    • Rev. Michael Wu (Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary)

  • Rev. Dr. Patrick Blewett, Dean of A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary

    Rev. James Chung, Executive Director, USCCA

    Rev. K.C. Wong, President, USCCA

    Dr. Paul Leung, Vice President, USCCA

    Rev. Ted Kang, Lead Pastor, San Jose Christian Alliance Church

    • High-school graduates or degree holders

    • Baptized born-again Christians

    • Age 21 or above

    • Apply online: Provide a Christian Statement;

    • Submit recommendations: One academic recommendation and one spiritual recommendation.

    • Provide official transcripts for all college coursework.

  • The seminary tuition rate is $500 per credit. Financial aid may be available. The church will cover 25%. The seminary will donate 25% and the Chinese Association will donate 25%. This reduces your costs to 25%.

Frequently Asked Questions

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