Christian Leaders Institute
Ministry Degree

Ministry Degrees

The Christian Leaders Institute Ministry Degrees are designed for those who want to serve in church ministry. This degree reaches out to those who want comprehensive ministry training at an associate or bachelor degree level. This is not the degree designed for those who want to go on to master’s studies. That degree is the Divinity Degree.

The Ministry Degrees are perfect for many ministry positions. The degree intentionally goes deeper in topics of practice. While the basics of doctrine are covered, topics of the ministry skills are stressed even more.

Check out our Course descriptions here.

Associate of Ministry Degree (65-66 credits)

General Education: (32-33 credits)

  • English Comprehension (4 credits) OR Advanced English Writing Comprehension (4 credits) OR English-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Basic Writing (2 credits)
  • World History (3 credits) OR World History-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 credits) OR Communications-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits) OR College Algebra (3 credits) OR College Mathematics-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Biology (3 credits) OR Astronomy (3 credits) OR Science-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Philosophy 101 (3 credits) OR Philosophy-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Humanities 101 (3 credits) OR Humanities-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) OR Psychology-Transfer (3 credits) OR Social Science-Transfer (3 credits) 
  • Introduction Sociology (3 credits) OR Sociology-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits) OR Economics-Transfer (3 credits)

Total: 32-33 credit hours

Ministry Classes (33 credits)

  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (4 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits) or Restoring Relationships – Transforming Justice (3 credits)
  • Developing House Churches (3 credits)
  • Associate of Ministry Degree (1 credit)

Total: 33 credit hours

Associate of Ministry Degree:  65-66 credits total

Bachelor of Ministry Degree (126-128 credit hours)

Associate of Ministry Degree (65-66 credits)

Required Courses (61-62 credits)

  • Early Church History (3 credits)
  • Ministry Care Conversations (3 credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 credits)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Theology II (4 credits)
  • Prayer (3 credits) OR Missions and Revivals (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis (3 credits)
  • Sermon Construction and Presentation (4 credits)
  • Youth Ministry (3 credits)
  • Worship Ministry (3 credits) OR Christian Philosophy (3 credits)
  • Church Planting (4 credits)
  • Women’s Ministry (3 credits) OR Introduction to Chaplaincy (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace (3 credits) OR Online Enterprise Marketing (3 credits)
  • Biblical Wisdom (4 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits) OR Management-Transfer (3 credits)
  • Bachelor of Ministry Degree (1 credit)

Total: 61-62 credits

Bachelor of Ministry Degree: 126-128 total credits