Church Answers University

Church Answers University Provides Certifications to Take Your Ministry and Leadership Skills to the Next Level

If you’re passionate about seeing churches make a kingdom impact, or you are passionate about developing healthy leaders in churches, a Church Answers Univeristy certification is for you. We provide all the training you need with our self-paced video training modules.

Foundational Certifications

Foundational certifications are designed for those new to vocational ministry or volunteers seeking to accelerate their ministry preparation.

Professional Certifications

Professional certifications are designed for church leaders who are already serving and want to strengthen their ministry.

Specialized Certifications

Specialized certifications provide training for specific ministry competencies that go above and beyond general ministry training.

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Need Training That Meets Your Ministry’s Needs?

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Looking for Flexible and Practical Training?


Training for ministry that fits the budget of today’s church leaders.


Easy to use on multiple devices from nearly anywhere in the world.


A robust, yet reachable training for local church leaders.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Church Answers University?

    Church Answers University is an online training institution that offers a variety of different ministry certifications designed for today’s church leaders. Each certification consists of courses with video training from experienced Christian leaders and scholars, recommended reading, and digital learning guides.

  • What makes CAU different?

    Church Answers University offers an exciting and innovative path toward ministry training and certification that is affordable, accessible, and attainable. CAU is flexible and efficient without sacrificing a quality education.

  • How much does a Church Answers University certification cost?

    CAU certifications range in price from $1,497 to $2,800, depending on the certification.

  • How long does it take to complete a CAU certification?

    The courses can be completed at your own pace and from the convenience of your digital device. We anticipate that most students will complete the certification in six months to a year.

  • What makes a certification different from a degree?

    A certification is specific and streamlined, while a degree includes more general courses. Church Answers University seeks to offer quality Christian education for those who desire further training without the cost and time commitment of a degree.

  • Do churches accept certifications as a requisite for employment?

    Though we can’t speak for all churches, we have seen a paradigmatic shift among churches as they consider pastors and other staff. These churches no longer require specific degrees as much as they want to see that the prospective pastor or staff member has completed training for ministry. We anticipate that many churches will gladly accept a certification, particularly a certification from Church Answers University.

  • Is Church Answers University an accredited institution?

    CAU offers certifications rather than degrees. A certification model does not require formal accreditation.

  • Does CAU compete with seminaries, Bible colleges, and universities?

    CAU offers an alternative and innovative form of ministry training and education. However, there will always be a place for seminaries, Bible colleges, and universities.

  • What is your doctrinal statement?
    • We believe the Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures are the inspired and infallible Word of God. God’s Word is the final authority for faith and life.
    • We believe there is only one God, and He has chosen to reveal Himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
    • We believe people were created in the image of God, and the sin of Adam (the first person) marred that image, creating an eternal divide between God and people. Every person is born in sin.
    • We believe the only way a person can have a true, forgiven relationship with God is through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and conceived by the Holy Spirit. Jesus became man without ceasing to be God. Our right standing with God is made sure because of His literal, physical resurrection.
    • We believe in the literal, physical return of Jesus to judge the living and the dead.
    • We believe God offers eternal life as a free gift and that it must be received by faith alone through God’s grace alone.
    • We believe the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of believers on a mission to enlarge God’s kingdom.
  • Does CAU qualify for continuing education?

    Certain religious denominations or networks require their church leaders to complete continued education to maintain their license or ordination. Church Answers University provides an opportunity for church leaders to satisfy their continuing education by learning through relevant and helpful courses designed for today’s church leaders.

  • What are the requirements for acceptance?
    • For Foundational Certifications, students must pursue attendance and/or service in the church in some capacity (paid or volunteer).
    • For Professional Certifications, students must serve in a leadership capacity in a local church (paid or volunteer).
    • For Specialized Certifications, students must have at least five years of ministry experience and express a love for the local church.
  • What do I do if I’m unsure which certification is right for me?

    Contact us at [email protected]. Someone will be glad to help you find the best certification for your unique situation.

Not sure where to start?

Church Answers has a library of thousands of helpful resources and solutions. We realize that where to start might be an overwhelming question. We would love to talk with you more about your specific needs. Please contact us by emailing [email protected].