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

ENG1000 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. 
 

THE1000 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.

ENG2000 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.

BIB1000 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.

REL1000 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.

COM2000 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.

BIB2000 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.

MAT1000 Introduction to Math Systems 3 credits 5 weeks

The purpose of this course is to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematical procedures for the student with limited mathematical background.  In this survey course, students will learn numeration systems, number theory, rational numbers, and introduction to algebra, geometry, and statistics.

BIB1200 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.

MIN1400 Personal Stewardship 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed to assist the student in being a good steward of God-given re-sources. 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.

BIB2010 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.

PSY2000 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.

MIN2020 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.

GEO2010 Earth Science 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is 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 perspective.