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Leading Diversity-Oriented Ministries

A Leadership Certificate Program designed for pastors, church planters and other Christian ministry leaders who prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organizations.

The Leading Diversity-Oriented Ministries Program prepares church planters, pastoral leaders, ministry leaders, and higher education professionals for leadership roles in diversity-oriented organizations. The goal of the program is to provide leaders with the necessary awareness, knowledge, skills, and experience to provide effective intercultural leadership.


What is a Diversity-Oriented Church?


Program Participants


Applicants should meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a pastoral or administrative position in a Christian ministry
  • Possess an undergraduate degree or higher
  • Have expressed support by their organization’s leadership

Women and people of color will be strongly encouraged to apply and will be given consideration for scholarships to support their participation in the program.

Learning Objectives

Phase 1: Leader Development
Phase 2: Leadership Development
Phase 3: Organizational Leadership

Learning Objectives

Cost and Credit


One of the Most Interculturally Diverse Seminaries in the Country

Since our founding 150 years ago, the core values of soul freedom, service leadership, social justice, public witness, religious liberty, and the centrality of the Word (written and spoken) still guide and sustain BST to this day. These Jesus-centered values, rooted in our inclusive inter-cultural heritage, have made BST an attractive school for students of many faith and denominational affiliations.

Here you will truly enter a spiritual “world-house” of teaching and learning, with a world-class faculty and students from every habitable continent on earth.