Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry

Degree Overview

The Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry is a 70-semester hour degree that serves as a basis for the BACM degree. A student may choose to take this degree in order to receive a basic level of education based upon the competencies outlined in the BACM degree or to complete an intermediate degree which will allow one to continue work toward a baccalaureate degree. The Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry consists of 24 semester hours of General Education courses, 37 semester hours of Christian Foundation required courses, and 9 hours of free electives. Students are not required to complete the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry before pursuing the BACM degree, though some may choose to do so.

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

  1. The graduate will interpret and communicate the Bible accurately.

  2. The graduate will demonstrate the ability to serve, lead, and equip churches through pastoral, worship, and educational ministries.

  3. The graduate will interpret and communicate theological and historical truth accurately.

  4. The graduate will demonstrate the necessary General Education to prepare him or her for ministry in the local church.

Program Requirements

General Education Core (24 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Critical Thinking

3

English Composition

3

Introduction to Counseling

3

Fine Arts/Humanities Elective:
Intro to Literature

3

Fine Arts/Humanities Elective:
World Religions

3

Math Elective:
Contemporary Math, Intro to Statistics,
College Algebra

3

Social/Behavioral Science Elective:
Survey of Church History I or II

3

Social/Behavioral Science Elective:
Marriage and Family Issues

3

*Students will be required to demonstrate English Proficiency by:

  1. The successful completion of the Leavell College English Proficiency Exam.

  2. The completion of LSGE0310: English Grammar.

**General Education Electives do not include courses designated as Remedial.

Christian Foundation Core (19 hours)

COURSE

credits

Essentials in Ministry

1

Old Testament Survey

3

New Testament Survey

3

Hermeneutics

3

Christian Doctrine

3

Practice of Evangelism

3

Personal Spiritual Development

3

Christian Ministry (18 hours)

course

credits

Required

Intro to Ministry

3

Church Leadership and Administration
OR
Educational Ministries in Local Church

3

Teaching Methods
OR
Intro to Preaching

3

NT or OT Studies/Interp

3

Two from the following:
LCBS, LCCE, LCCM, LCPC, LCPM, LCTH
(Courses must be 3000 Level of lower)

3

Free Electives (9 hours)

Total (70 hours)

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry is available at the South Florida Center in a Language Track, see Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry [Language Track] page.