Friends Ministry Training

Enriching ministerial training for men and women in the Friends Church

What is the Friends Ministry Training Certificate?

The Friends Ministry Training (FMT) Certificate Program is designed to provide a quality educational experience for men and women in the Friends Church who are serving (or who feel called to serve) as pastors, missionaries, church planters, or other church leaders. It is the natural extension of the mission of Barclay College – to prepare students in a Bible-centered environment for effective Christian life, service, and leadership.

Benefits of the FMT Certificate Program:

  • Complete program (10 courses) in only 2 years (4 semesters).
  • Convenient: Each six-week class is 100% online, sequential (not simultaneous) and asynchronous (so that students can fit their coursework into their own schedules).
  • Free Orientation Class to become acquainted with Barclay College Online.
  • Accredited: Barclay College is accredited nationally through ABHE and by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Comprehensive: The 10 required FMT courses were handpicked by denominational leaders, pastors, and educators to lay the best foundation for ministry.
  • Affordable: Scholarships are available for participants.

What will you receive upon completion of the FMT?

  • Each FMT graduate will receive a special certificate of completion from Barclay College.
  • Upon completion of all 10 classes in the FMT program, each graduate will have satisfied the educational requirements for recording as a Friends minister in Indiana Yearly Meeting. Members of other Yearly Meetings should check to see if the classes will satisfy the educational requirements for recording as a Friends minister.
  • Each graduate will be able to continue their studies to receive a Bachelor’s degree.

Registration Information and Requirements:

  • Anyone who wants to be accepted into the FMT Certificate Program must complete the Barclay College Undergraduate Online Application form (at
  • No prior collegiate study is required to participate. Standard acceptance procedures for other online undergraduate students at Barclay College will apply.
  • All students will be required to take the free one-week Orientation class prior to enrolling in their first content class (mentioned above), offered immediately before the start of each individual class.

Course Requirements and Costs

Friends Ministry Training

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OBC101 Orientation to Barclay College Online


OHI100 Quaker History


OPM100 Intro to Pastoral Preaching


OTH105 Basic Christian Doctrine


ONT102 New Testament Survey


OPM101 Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling


OTH221 Teachings of Friends


OHI101 Introduction to Church History


OCM100 Introduction to Evangelism, Missions, and Church Growth


OOT101 Old Testament Survey


OPM226 Intro to Pastoral Ministry


The cost of the course depends on whether you audit it or take the class for credit:

Audit (1/2 tuition – no credit)

  • $210.00 tuition/hour + $30/hour Technology Fee
  • Total: $720.00 for 3-hour/6-week online class for audit

For Credit: Full-Time

  • $420 tuition/hour + 30/hour Technology Fees
  • Total $1350.00 for one 3-hour/6-week online class for full-time student
  • Full-time students receive a $600 scholarship per semester — 4 classes per semester.


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Have questions about the Friends Ministry Training Certificate?

Kevin Lee

Director of Online Recruiting