Certificate of
Spirit-Empowered Leadership



Oral Roberts University’s online Certificate of Spirit-Empowered Leadership program offers emerging leaders a study from biblical, historical and contemporary contexts on how to grow into ministry—and in turn, how to empower others to achieve extraordinary things. An online certificate is a unique academic award that requires less time and fewer credits than an undergraduate or graduate degree. You will explore the role transitions of emerging leaders—how they move from provisional, to competent, and then to focused ministry. You will experience the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, grow in your ability to help yourself and shape others in Spirit-Empowered Christianity through a life of witness, work and wonders.

In addition to this, our commitment to educating your whole person - mind, body, and spirit - can truly set you apart as a Spirit-empowered leader. You will apply what you learn to your family, church or ministry context. Students watch videos, dive into core textbooks, post to discussions, and complete practical projects. In addition, periodic live webinars allow students to learn in real-time from their instructor and peers.

What can I do with a Certificate of Spirit-Empowered leadership?

An undergraduate ORU Certificate in Spirit-Empowered Leadership can give you an edge as you work in these various ministry roles, such as: 

  • Church Staff
  • Administrative Pastor
  • Ministry Coordinator

What are the benefits?

Earning a certificate from ORU – known worldwide for its Spirit-empowered focus – will allow you to:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge on the Holy Spirit.
  • Learn practical skills that are transferrable to any ministry setting.
  • Plus, you can complete this certificate while balancing your work and family commitments.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO complete this certificate?

Organized in 6 units, lasting 7-weeks each, the online Certificate of Spirit-Empowered Leadership requires 4-hours a week of study, over 12 months. 


Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students benefit from our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here

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