Pursue your calling to lead in a church or para-church ministry.



The Associate of Arts in Leadership and Ministry is for adults involved in or preparing for ministry as a vocation or avocation. Students are challenged to think biblically about all aspects of life, develop spiritually in themselves and others, enhance their ministry skills and engage with the world. The curriculum mixes practical and theoretical knowledge through classroom work, research, and real world experience.


Career Opportunities:


This degree is applicable in any career field, but it is especially designed for church and para-church ministries emphasizing leadership, preaching, teaching and general ministry skills, as well as for students interested in graduate school and seminary training.

Core Classes

Semester 1

GEN 121 Personal and Bible Study Skills 3
BUS 115 Introduction to Computers 3
GEN 123 College Writing and Research 3
HUM 133 Philosophy and Worldview 3

Semester 2

SPE 200 Oral Communication 3
SOC 123 Empowerment Coaching 3
BIB 143 New Testament Survey 3
HUM 131 Introduction to Psychology 3

Semester 3

GEN 221 Exploring God’s World 3
HUM 231 World Civilizations 3
HUM 233 Cultural Diversity 3
FIN 105 Personal Financial Management 3

Semester 4

THE 256 Christian Theology I 3
BIB 141 Old Testament Survey 3
MIN 163 Sharing & Defending in the Christian Faith 3
THE 253 Fundamentals of Theology 3

Semester 5

MIN 261 Discipling & Mentoring in the Christian Faith 3
MIN 263 Teaching the Christian Faith 3
LEA 273 Issues in Christian Leadership 3
LEA 279 Leadership and Ministry Capstone 3

Total Credits


What Students Love

  • Experienced and highly rated faculty
  • A stimulating academic environment
  • Cohort groups with an average of 14 students provide maximum interaction and support from instructors
  • Cohorts meet 100% online in an efficient, accelerated program
  • Students from a variety of cultures and ministry backgrounds


Admission Requirements:


  • Admissions Application free to apply
  • Official Transcripts from all prior colleges where the student wishes to transfer college credits.
  • Ministry Reference (name and number listed on application)



  • 24 months



  • 60 Credits