Associate of Arts

This concentration provides a solid foundation of ministry skills and the ability to provide leadership for various ministries within today’s church and society.

Concentration Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply a Christian worldview to contemporary issues.
  2. Articulate the essentials of the Christian faith.
  3. Identify the intended message of biblical passages.
  4. Communicate the Gospel in contextually appropriate ways.
  5. Lead in evangelism, discipleship, and administration to carry out a ministry’s unique mission.

Concentration Courses

MIN1000 Survey of Christian Education 3 credits 5 weeks

This course 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.

MIN1040 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.

MIN2040 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.

MIN2800 Ministry Practices 3 credits 5 weeks

This course summarizes the life and work of the pastor.

Prerequisite:
MIN1400 Personal Stewardship
MIN2040 Christian Ministry Administration
MIN1000 Survey of Christian Education