Christian University GlobalNet is the academic division of ChristianCourses.com, affiliated with RBC Ministries family, publishers of Our Daily Bread. CUGN offers academic programs in the following tracks: Certificate in Bible (16 credits), Certificate in Preaching (16 credits), Diploma in Biblical Studies (36 credits), Master of Arts in Religion (60 credits) and a Master of Arts in Ministry Studies (36 credits) in partnership with Grace College (Winona Lake, IN).
Each program is specifically designed for ministry and lay leaders who desire theological training that is more flexible and affordable than what is offered through traditional academic institutions. Leading faculty from a variety of universities and seminaries provide the instruction for all courses in the program.
All programs are fully online and do not include a residency requirement, yet students benefit from the selection of a local mentor to guide them through the spiritual formation and personal application of their study. For more information, see our Curriculum Summary.
CUGN develops and delivers online courses and other digital resources for ministry leaders, lifelong learners of the evangelical Christian faith, as well as churches and parachurch ministries. We contract with the most gifted teachers, professors, authors, and scholars in various disciplines, capture their teaching in digital video or audio, and add interactive elements. This allows learners of a wide range of educational and socio-economic levels to benefit from the best communicators in their respective fields. Our student enrollment for ChristianCourses.com/CUGN continues to expand, with over 25,000 new enrollments per year.
Christian University GlobalNet® began in 1998 as a major collaborative partnership among the colleges, universities, and seminaries of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The original vision was simple but challenging—to develop online learning opportunities that provided students with Christ-centered learning anytime, anywhere.
We realized that there was a strong need to provide ministry leaders around the world with a solid biblical education that they could pursue where they live, thus avoiding a move that would disrupt life and ministry. We also realized that the tuition and fees in traditional academic institutions put theological training out of reach for many. As a result, CUGN was one of the first faith-based online learning providers offering Web-based courses and was purposefully designed to help counter the obstacles of relocation and affordability.
You will find more details about our academic programs in our catalog. Please review the information and contact us via phone or email to get started.