Follow Christ, Lead the Way

The Associate of Arts in Christian Ministries is for adults who want to increase their effectiveness to lead as Christians in their arenas of influence, be they secular, religious, professional, or personal.

Objectives:

  • Apply a Christian worldview to contemporary issues.
  • Articulate the essentials of the Christian faith.
  • Identify the intended message of biblical passages.
  • Communicate the Gospel in contextually appropriate ways.
  • Lead in evangelism, discipleship, and administration to carry out a ministry’s unique mission.
This degree program is available in the following format:

100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines.

MAJOR24 Hours

  • 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.
  • This course is designed to assist the student in being a good steward of God-given resources. While mainly concentrating on finances (budgeting, debt, giving, investing), this course will also lead the student to better choices concerning careers, honesty, wise council, time management, and planning. The student will complete an analysis of his/her current situation and develop an effective plan to become a better steward.
  • A study of how to lead a church in effective evangelism and discipleship. Examines the biblical basis for evangelism and discipleship, assesses contemporary models for evangelism and discipleship, and equips students to formulate their own holistic plan for leading a church in evangelism and discipleship.
  • Introduces students to the role of the pastor and key practices for pastoral ministry.
  • A systematic study of the Christian faith with emphasis on the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, and the person and work of Jesus Christ, and including the doctrines of revelation, the inspiration and authority of Scripture, the Trinity, creation, and the atonement.
  • BIB Biblical studies elective3
  • Electives in BIB, MIN, THE, REL 6