Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry
Program Coordinator: Dr. Gregory Wilton
The Associate of Arts (AA) in Christian Ministry is a 60 credit hour degree. A student may choose to take this degree in order to receive a basic level of education based upon the BA core or to complete an intermediate degree which will allow one to continue work toward a bachelor's degree. The AA in Christian Ministry consists of 51 hours of general education and Christian foundations as well as 9 hours of free electives.
General Education Core (21 hours)
Introduction to College and Vocation
Research and Writing
Contemporary Math, Intro to Statistics,
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Philosophy
Theological and Ethical Classics
Philosophical and Scientific Classics
Political and Social Classics
Religious and Cultural Classics
Christian Foundation Core (30 hours)
Interpreting the Bible
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Survey of Church History 1 OR 2
Introduction to Discipleship
Introduction to Evangelism
Introduction to Mission
Introduction to Counseling
Introduction to Worship
Free Electives (9 hours)
Total (60 hours)
AACM Program Goals
Train students to interpret and communicate the Bible accurately. (Biblical Interpretation)
Prepare students to serve, lead, and equip churches through pastoral, worship, and educational ministries. (Service and Leadership)
Train students to interpret and communicate theological and historical truth accurately. (Historical and Theological)
Equip students with the necessary General Education to prepare them for ministry in the local church. (General Education)
AACM Student Learning Outcomes
The graduate will interpret and communicate the Bible accurately.
The graduate will demonstrate the ability to serve, lead, and equip churches through pastoral, worship, and educational ministries.
The graduate will interpret and communicate theological and historical truth accurately.
The graduate will demonstrate the necessary General Education to prepare him or her for ministry in the local church.