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Global Pentecostal House of Study

A master’s track designed specifically for students in Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions.

As the Church moves into the 21st Century and beyond, Global Pentecostalism is increasingly on the rise. A well-rounded approach to graduate Pentecostal studies in Scripture, Theology, Church History, and various other disciplines is essential for the spiritual formation of emerging leaders. Students who enroll in this graduate level studies program will discover the richness of the Pentecostal heritage and its place in the larger Christian Tradition. They will be trained and equipped to come alongside those they serve as they lead them into the future. They will also be given the necessary resources and tools to wisely handle the Sacred Text in the presence and on behalf of the community they serve by the empowering presence of the Spirit.

*The establishment and maintenance of Houses of Study at United Theological Seminary are dependent on sufficient enrollment.

Academic Programs

Master’s Tracks

Global Pentecostal tracks are available through United’s Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degrees, so you can pursue your studies through your program of choice.

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Non-Degree Certificates

Certificate in Service and Leadership

The Certificate in Service and Leadership (CSL) equips students for serving in a variety of ministries in a church through 8 courses over a two-year period. The CSL is available to domestic and international students. The fully online format fits your busy schedule and allows you to complete your coursework from wherever you live.

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Certificate in Theology and Ministry

The Certificate in Theology and Ministry (CTM) equips students for teaching, preaching, and leading in a church through 18 online courses offered over a three-year period. The CTM is available to domestic and international students. The fully online format fits your busy schedule and allows you to complete your coursework from wherever you live.

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Meet the Directors:

Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns is a leading ecumenist, representing the Pentecostal movement in several venues. Ordained in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), Dr. Bridges Johns has been a participant in the International Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue, the Mennonite (USA)–Church of God Dialogue, and Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT). Dr. Bridges Johns is the author of Finding Eternal Treasures, Pentecostal Formation: A Pedagogy Among the Oppressed, Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause, and Re-enchanting the Text: Discovering the Bible as Sacred, Dangerous, and Mysterious. While at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Dr. Bridges Johns served in the Robert E. Fisher Chair of Spiritual Renewal. She is past President of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Dr. Bridges Johns is currently Visiting Professor of Pentecostal Studies at United Theological Seminary.

Bishop Mark J. Chironna is a theo-semiotician, with an earned doctorate from George Fox University in Applied Semiotics and Future Leadership Studies. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in psychology from Saybrook University, and a bachelor’s degree from Wagner College. He is the founding pastor of Church On The Living Edge in Longwood, Florida, and oversees The Edge Alliance, a network of churches that relates to his oversight. In addition, he is the founder of The Issachar Initiative, a trans-generational network of thought leaders committed to understanding the times and knowing what to do. He is a proven, prophetically discerning voice globally, and is committed to wrestling with the question: “What is Jesus up to, where is He going, and are we going with Him?”

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