The Arts as Ministry – Creative Writing
If God has called and gifted you to minister to His people or the world through the written word, we want to help you honor that calling by releasing His anointing and creativity through everything you write.
Online Creative Writing Degrees
The courses listed below may be taken as a Creative Writing Certificate or applied as a major concentration toward any of the following online Creative Writing Degrees:
- Associate of Christian Arts,
- Bachelor of Christian Arts,
- Master of Christian Arts, or
- Doctor of Christian Arts.
Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level course is taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions and combining major concentrations are possible when working toward your Creative Writing Degree online. Discuss these options with the Dean. The key is to follow God’s passion within your heart. Students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs earn approximately 30 credits for each degree from specific courses, and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry work and earning “practica” credits.
Creative Writing Courses Online and by Correspondence
All of the courses listed below are available by correspondence, and you may choose to submit your coursework online. Your course materials will arrive by mail, and you will then be able to contact your instructor online and conveniently email any assignments to him.
Tuition is $100 per credit. Course materials are in addition and generally under $100 per course. The courses may be purchased individually or as a total package. If purchased as a pre-paid package of 10 or more, the cost of tuition is reduced by 20%. Prices are subject to change without notice. Payment may be made by credit card.
Creative Writing Certificate Online
- Communion With God
- Naturally Supernatural
- Increasing the Anointing
- Creative Writing II
- Creative Writing III
REN503 Communion With God (Graduate)(Course Syllabus) 4 credits
This course teaches you how to clearly hear God’s voice, see divine vision and journal (write out what God is speaking to you). The Holy Spirit is the Wonderful Counselor, and when you can hear His voice on a regular basis, He provides wonderful counsel to your heart. Eighty percent of the counseling needs of a church will disappear once they are taught the course Communion With God.
Through the working of Almighty God, He has joined His Spirit to our spirits. We will study and experience the glory of Christ living within us, as well as ways of approaching Him and releasing His indwelling presence. We abide in Christ to the extent that we know that Christ abides in us. We will also learn how to allow the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit within us to flow out through us. Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.
— Isaac E. Rerri
REN206 Increasing the Anointing (Course Syllabus) 3 credits
It is only as we minister in the anointing of the Holy Spirit that we can effectively touch the hearts of others. This practical course trains you how to sense the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, how to get to know Him as a Person, and how to release His power to heal a hurting people.
This course is designed with a twofold purpose: First, it will encourage, instruct and liberate those whom the Lord has called to minister to His body and His world through the written word. Whether you are impelled to write fiction or nonfiction, poems or college textbooks, the Holy Spirit wants to be your Source and your Inspiration. In addition, you will explore the relationship between your Christian faith and the arts in general. You will meditate on what the Scriptures say about the arts, and the place of beauty and pleasure in the life of the believer.
You will continue your exploration of the relationship between faith and art, as well as exploring your own personal creativity as you work towards this Christian arts degree in creative writing. You will increase your ability to experience Christ’s inspiration and put aside any inhibitions, fears or sin patterns that are blocking the flow of your divine imagination.