Online Certificate in

Friends Ministry Training

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.

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Friends Ministry Training: [ 30 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
OBC101 Orientation to Barclay College Online 0
OCM100 Introduction to Evangelism, Missions, and Church Growth 3
OHI100 Quaker History 3
OHI101 Introduction to Church History 3
ONT102 New Testament Survey 3
OOT101 Old Testament Survey 3
OPM100 Intro to Pastoral Preaching 3
OPM101 Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
OPM226 Intro to Pastoral Ministry 3
OTH101 Introduction to Friends Theology 3
OTH105 Basic Christian Doctrine 3

Chair of Friends Ministry Training

Mark Miller

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 aquainted with Barclay College Online!
  • Accredited: Barclay College is accredited nationally through ABHE and is a candidate for regional accreditation through HLC.
  • Comprehensive: The ten required FMT courses were handpicked by denominational leaders, pastors, and educators to lay the best foundation for the program.
  • Affordable: Special scholarships are available for participants from IYM, and are encouraged through other Yearly Meetings and churches.

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.
  • Each graduate will be able to continue their studies (if they choose) 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 two-week Orientation class prior to enrolling in their first content class (mentioned above), offered immediately before the start of each individual class.

Additional Questions about the FMT Application or Registration?

Contact Shelly Barber, Online Undergraduate Admissions Counselor for Barclay College, at or call the BC Welcome Center at (620) 862-5252.