Associate of Ministry

An Associate of Ministry may be earned by completing the specified courses of the first two years of the Bachelor’s program with a minimum of 64 hours. See Bachelor of Ministry for additional information.

Concentrations:

The Bible Concentration provides the student with the knowledge and study tools needed to understand, interpret, and apply Bible truth effectively. The required courses provide a basic foundation of biblical knowledge, philosophy, and values which will serve as guiding principles for life and ministry. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology- 16 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Introduction to Bible Doctrines (2)
  • BI/TH Electives (8)

Computer Applications- 4 credits

Christian Ministries- 8 credits

General Education- 24 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)

Electives- 12 credits

Total- 64 credits

The Church Ministries Concentration is designed to prepare the student to serve as an assistant to a pastor in a role that includes overseeing the Sunday school, children’s ministries, and other educational functions of the church. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology- 26 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • BI/TH Electives (20)

Computer Applications- 4 credits

Christian Ministries- 8 credits

  • Personal Evangelism (2)
  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • CM Electives (4)

General Education- 24 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)

Electives- 2 credits

Total- 64 credits

The Pastoral Studies concentration is designed to prepare men for pastoral leadership. Emphasis is given to Biblical studies and other skills that will be valuable to the man whom God has called to oversee the life and growth of a local church. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology- 26 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • BI Electives (12)
  • TH Electives (8)

Computer Applications- 4 credits

Christian Ministries- 8 credits

  • Personal Evangelism (2)
  • Philosophy of Christian Education (2)
  • CM Electives (4)

General Education- 24 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • English Literature (3)
  • American Literature (3)
  • US History I (3)
  • US History II (3)
  • Western Civilization I (3)
  • Western Civilization II (3)

Electives- 2 credits

Total- 64 credits

The Associate degree in Church Office Management was developed for those who desire to serve the Lord in the office area, particularly in a Christian ministry. The objectives of this program are two-fold: 1) to provide students with a practical working knowledge of the Bible that will enable them to establish strong personal convictions and standards; and 2) to provide students with the necessary skills to become efficient, skilled office workers, placing an emphasis on important character traits such as dependability, honesty, and integrity. Semester hours required in each category are as follows:

Bible and Theology- 10 credits

  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • Introduction to Bible Doctrines (2)
  • BI/TH Electives (2)

Christian Ministries- 8 credits

Business Administration- 24 credits

  • Interpersonal Communications (3)
  • Introduction to Business (2)
  • Records Management (2)
  • Introduction to Accounting (3)
  • Financial Procedures for Non-Profits (3)
  • Business Communications (3)
  • Office Procedures (2)
  • Principles of Marketing (3)
  • Principles of Management (3)

General Education- 12 credits

  • English Composition I (3)
  • English Composition II (3)
  • College Math (3)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3)

Computer Applications- 10 credits

  • Word Processing (2)
  • Database Management (2)
  • Desktop Publishing (2)
  • The Computer and Finances (2)
  • Advanced Keyboarding (2)

Total- 64 credits