Associate of Arts

The Pastoral Ministry concentration is for the student who has felt a calling into ministry. This program provides the necessary information for students to effectively lead a church, a ministry within a church, or even a non-profit organization.

Concentration Objective

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to apply practical ministry skills to meet the pastoral needs of a local congregation.

Concentration Course List

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)

Prerequisite:
CM1400 Personal Stewardship
CM2040 Christian Ministry Administration
CM1000 Survey of Christian Education