Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

SWORD (Soul-Winning Outreach Discipleship) A Bible Worker Certification Program


Ingo Sorke, Program Supervisor - Southwestern Adventist University

Tony Correa, Field Coordinator


A Bible Worker Certification Program that combines college-based classwork with practical training in literature evangelism, outreach, public evangelism, discipleship, and church planning.

Certificate Completion

Certificates will be awarded to students who complete all course requirements and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.  Candidates must submit a Certificate Completion contract to the Records Office.  A $25 certificate fee is required at the time the certificate is completed.

Certificate Course Requirements

RELT 101 Christian Beliefs 3
RELB 211 Life & Teachings of Jesus 4
RELP 220 Christian Witnessing 3
RELH 230 History of the SDA Church 3
UNIV 112 Whole-Person Wellness 2
  Total: 14

Cost of the Certificate

Option A - for academic credit: regular Southwestern's Tuition rates apply ($10,131; regular financial aid available if in a Southwestern degree program.)

Option B - non-degree seeking, for academic course credit ($10,131; no financial aid available)

Option C - not-for-credit; $4,995 program fee


Applicants must:

1)    Complete an application for admission into the SWORD program

2)    Submit three letters of recommendation from a  pastor, church member and non-family

3)     Write a two-page essay to Dr. Ingo Sorke, with the following four elements: a) your conversion story, b) current involvement in ministry,         c) goals in relation to this program and d) your post-completion plans for ministry.

4)    Contact Tony Correa to arrange outreach activity (labs).     

Apply at - Deadline for Fall Semester: March 1 Deadline for Spring Semester November 1


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