The Associate of Arts in Ministry

The Associate of Arts in Ministry degree equips students with the general ministry skills while increasing their Bible knowledge and preparing them for additional study in a specialized ministry area. This degree is most beneficial to church members desiring greater usefulness in his or her local church or to vocationally called men or women who are still discerning their ministry direction.

In addition to the 39 hours of core studies, the Associate of Arts in Ministry consists of 13 hours of Ministry Studies, and 8 hours of Ministry Elective Studies. The AA in Ministry degree prepares students for further undergraduate studies if they desire to advance with their education. AA - Ministry Advising Sheet

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Bible and Theology: 22 Hours
Old Testament 1-8 (choose 4) 8
New Testament 1-8 (choose 4) 8
Baptist Doctrine 3
Biblical Hermeneutics 3
Ministry Studies: 13 Hours
Evangelism and Missions 3
Church Administration and Leadership 3
Sermon Preparation OR Principles of Teaching 3
Sermon Delivery OR Bible Teaching Lab 2
Spiritual Formation 2
General Studies: 17 Hours
College Research and Literacy 3
English Composition I and II 6
Psychology of Lifespan Development 3
General Science 3
General Science Lab 1
POWER to Succeed 1
Ministry Electives: 8 Hours
(may be taken from CPFS, EPAS, ECHU, EMEV, MUS courses) 8
Required Non-Credit Courses
Christian Services Assignment 1-2
Chapel (every semester)
Report of Church Involvement (every semester)
Math Proficiency
Total: 60 Hours


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will exhibit Biblical knowledge from both the Old and New Testaments.
  2. Students will exhibit proficiency in Biblical Exegesis.
  3. Students will exhibit effective communication in the context of ministry.
  4. Students will exhibit leadership skills in the context of ministry.