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Diploma in Church Ministries

The Diploma in Church Ministries is a one-year program that will provide the student with basic educational courses to prepare for entry-level ministry in various fields. This program will also provide the educational requirement for the certified level of credentialing with the Assemblies of God.
Program Objectives for the Diploma in Church Ministries
Graduates of this program will:
  1. Be able to understand some of the spiritual and the practical dynamics of ministry.
  2. Be able to contextualize Scripture for daily Christian living.
  3. Develop a lifestyle of personal study of the Scriptures in order to promote growth, ministry to others, and a positive influence on culture.
  4. Be able to meet the educational requirements for Assemblies of God credentialing at the certified level.
  5. Be able to demonstrate an ability to comprehend and construct sound Christian theology.
  6. Be able to demonstrate Christian leadership principles in a ministry position.
Curriculum Requirements:  34 credits
  • Biblical/Theological Studies:  22 credits
  • Professional Studies:  12 credits
Freshman Year Curriculum

Fall Semester
17.5 CR
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey
3
BIB 110 New Testament Survey
3
BIB 150 Principles of Bible Study
3
MIN 101 Spiritual Formation I
2
MIN 240 Christian Leadership
3
THE 201 Theology I
3
GEN 101 Library Resources
0
CHS 101 Christian Service
.5
Spring Semester 16.5 CR
BIB 210 Life & Teachings of Christ
2
BIB 213 Book of Acts
2
BIB 314 Pauline Epistles
2
MIN 102 Spiritual Formation II
2
MIN 110 Relational Outreach
2
MIN 350 AG History, Missions, Polity
2
THE 406 Pastoral Theology
3
PRA 548 Credentialing Practicum  
1
CHS 102 Christian Service     
 .5
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