Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Associate of Arts

This program provides a solid foundation of ministry skills and the ability to provide leadership for various ministries within today’s church and society.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, a student should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Exhibit competency in general education subjects.
  4. Comprehend interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Assume a position of ministry in a local church.


CM1040 Principles of Worship 3 credits 5 weeks

Class instruction in scriptural principles and methods of worship, coupled with field experience exposing the student to varied worship styles, and are employed to equip the student to critically analyze worship practices. 

CM2040 Christian Ministry Administration 3 credits 5 weeks

This is a study of the multiple roles of leaders in Christian ministry in the context of the Church and its varied ministries. Special emphasis will be given to the impact that lay and pastoral leaders have on the quantitative growth of the Church.

CM1000 Survey of Christian Education 3 credits 5 weeks

This is a study of the biblical introductory and contempo­rary basics of evangelical Christian education. The study will be a comprehensive overview of the field of Christian education with a focus on the teaching/learning process in the local church. A secondary emphasis will be on Christian education in the family and other settings. 

CM2800 Ministry Practices 3 credits 5 weeks

This course summarizes the life and work of the pastor. (Prerequisites:  CM1040, CM2040, CM1000)

Personal Stewardship
Christian Ministry Administration
Survey of Christian Education