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Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry

Program Coordinator: Dr. Gregory Wilton

Degree Overview

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. 

Program Requirements

General Education Core (21 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Introduction to College and Vocation

3

English Composition

3

Research and Writing

3

Math Elective:

Contemporary Math, Intro to Statistics,
College Algebra

3

Introduction to Psychology

3

Introduction to Philosophy

3

Choose 1:

Theological and Ethical Classics

Philosophical and Scientific Classics

Political and Social Classics

Religious and Cultural Classics

3

Christian Foundation Core (30 hours)

COURSE

HOURS

Interpreting the Bible

3

Old Testament Survey

3

New Testament Survey

3

Christian Doctrine

3

Survey of Church History 1 OR 2

3

Introduction to Discipleship

3

Introduction to Evangelism

3

Introduction to Mission

3

Introduction to Counseling

3

Introduction to Worship

3

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.