The Associate of Arts in Religious Studies program is designed primarily for students seeking to work in local church ministry. This degree will prepare the student for a variety of ministries in the church immediately after graduation, such as preaching, and evangelistic work. It will not likely prepare the student for pastoral ordination in most denominations without first completing further study.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Explain the importance of the Bible in the Church’s life and faith.
- Summarize biblical history and literature.
- Trace the development of the major themes through the Bible.
- Demonstrate basic skills for interpreting biblical literature.