The Graduate Studies
Diploma provides a good foundation of biblical
education and ministry skills. It is designed
to fulfill minimum educational requirements
of certain parachurch and mission organizations.
It consists of 30 semester hours of training.
The GSD-PCW program may be used to satisfy the
first year of an MA or M.Div program in Pastoral
Care to Women, after successful completion with
a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
The GSD-PCW program
is designed to deepen understanding and ministry
skills for women ministering to women. The strong
biblical and theological foundation, along with
the spiritual formation enables students to
be more confident and effective in their ministry.
A balance of pastoral counsel for women, leadership
development, biblical teaching, and program
planning will be available in the PCW courses.
Students will be well-prepared to serve in church,
parachurch, or compassionate ministries to women
as well as on the mission field.
FORMATION | 4 CREDITS
Learning to Love God and Others (2)
Growing into Ethical Maturity (2)
STUDIES | 6 CREDITS
with a DMS
prefix with advisor approval.
CARE TO WOMEN STUDIES | 12 CREDITS
Pastoral Understanding of Women (2)
Women in Pain, Part I (2)
Women in Leadership (2)
- choose six credits from:
Women in Pain, Part II (2)
Relational Ministries for Women (2)
Develop and Deliver Life-Changing Messages
Develop Life-Changing Bible Study Curriculum
| 8 CREDITS
Students anticipating or considering later
applying these credits towards a master's
degree (M.A. or M.Div.) should consult with
their advisor to ensure that credits earned
in the certificate program will apply toward
their future degree program.
has given me renewed vision, greater skills,
and a 'fresh heart' to provide effective ministry
to women. (Sandi Phillips, Vancouver,