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The BGCT's Childhood Ministry Certificate and DBU’s Master of Arts in
Children's Ministry

The BGCT's Childhood Ministry Certification and DBU's M.A. in Children's Ministry

As a Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) educational institution, Dallas Baptist University partners with the BGCT to train ministers. One way this occurs is by allowing Childhood Ministry Certification recipients to transfer certification course(s) to DBU for fulfillment of one 3-credit-hour Children's Ministry course. For further information regarding the BGCT's Childhood Ministry Certification program, contact Dr. Shelly Melia at 214.333.5943 or

Childhood Ministry Certification recipients must meet admissions requirements and be fully admitted into a DBU master's ministry degree program.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission to master's ministry degrees and advanced ministry certificate programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Click here to download form.

For further information about the Graduate School of Ministry's Master of Arts in Children's Ministry, refer to the appropriate link in the side bar to the right, or contact Dr. Shelly Melia, director of DBU's Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Arts in Family Ministry programs, at 214.333.5943 or

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