Associate of Arts

The Christian Ministry major 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. There are two concentrations from which a student must choose: Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry.

60 Semester Credits Core Course List

IT1100 Technology Skills for College 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces learners to computing skills that support academic and professional success. This courses focuses on leveraging Microsoft Office, specifically Word and PowerPoint for academic writing. Students will also be introduced to research and Internet tools for practical academic and professional application.

EN1000 English Composition I 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an introductory study of composition, emphasizing the process of research and writing.  Students will gain and refine skills of developing a thesis, organizing content, and  revising drafts to express ideas clearly and correctly. Social media platforms will be explored to enable students to network professionally.  (Prerequisite:  PS1100)
 

TH1000 Theology of Christian Experience 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is a survey study in theology.  The course is designed to give each learner an introductory framework of the nature of sin, new birth, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

EN2000 English Composition II 3 credits 5 weeks

This course emphasizes persuasive writing and extends creative experiences. Learners will reflect scholarly and professional writing skills, such as principles of logical/critical thinking and reasoning, effective organization, APA research and documentation, and content-rich development of ideas.
(Prerequisite: EN1000)
 
 
 

Prerequisite:
EN1010 English Composition I

GB1000 Bible Study Methods 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces the principles, methods, and practice
of Bible study skills. Students will grasp the basic principles
and methods of observation, interpretation, and application
in the study of the Bible.

PH1000 Worldviews 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides an introduction to worldviews through exploring the major worldviews that have impacted 20th and 21st century western culture and history. Attention will be given to how each of these worldviews affect one’s thinking about God, reality, knowledge, moral order and humanity.

SP2000 Oral Communication 3 credits 5 weeks

This course focuses on the principles of speech composition, outlining, and delivery. There is practice in preparing and presenting speeches that can introduce, inform, and persuade.  The student will be encouraged to make immediate application of principles within the current work/ministry environment.

NT2000 New Testament Survey 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a general survey of the New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the histori­cal background of the New Testament, the beginning of Christianity, and the development of the apostolic church.

SI1000 Introduction to Math Systems 3 credits 6 weeks

The purpose of this course is to provide the tools to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematical procedures for the student with limited mathematical background. In this survey course we will discuss numeration systems, number theory, rational numbers, introduction to algebra, geometry, and statistics. There will also be a session on consumer math. The students will be able to apply the appropriate mathematical formulate to the various components of everyday life. 

OT1000 Old Testament Survey 3 credits 5 weeks

Old Testament Survey is an overview of the background, events, people, and theology of the Old Testament with reflection on connections to the New Testament and ap­plication to Christian faith and life.

CM1400 Personal Stewardship 3 credits 5 weeks

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 for the future. The student will complete an analysis of his/her current situation and develop an effec­tive plan to become a better steward. 

NT2010 Life of Christ/Gospels 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the Gospels focusing upon the life and ministry, and leadership, of Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection, with a view toward applying His life-changing principles to one’s everyday life.

PS2000 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits 5 weeks

This course gives an overview study of the fundamental concepts of psychology; including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders, therapy and social psychology. Throughout the course case examples, DVD case demonstrations, group interaction and related self-study exercises help prepare the students to develop their own personalized view of psychology and the workmanship of God. The student will be taught how to examine this subject through a Christian and biblical worldview.

CM2020 Evangelism and Discipleship 1 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of evangelism, focusing on examples of effective evangelism in the First Century, and applying those principles into an effective methodology for the Twenty-First Century, with special emphasis on the foundation of spiritual revival, prayer, building healthy relationships, and starting the convert on the journey of discipleship.

SI2010 Earth Science 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of Earth science:  including physical and historical geology, meteorology, and descriptive astronomy; the economic, social, and philosophic aspects of the subject matter, with a biblical worldview.