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 in Ministry Degree (64-65 Credits)

General Education Credits (32-33)

  • English 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)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits) OR College Algebra (3 credits) OR College Mathematics transfer (3 credits)
  • Intro to Biology (3 credits) OR Astronomy (3 credits) OR Science transfer (3 credits)
  • Philosophy 101 (3 credits) OR Philosophy transfer (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits) OR Humanities transfer (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) OR Social Science transfer (3 credits)
  • Sociology 101 (3 credits) OR Social Science transfer (3 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits) OR Economics transfer (3 credits)

Total: 32-33 credit hours

Ministry Classes (34 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 (3 credits) or Restoring Relationships – Transforming Justice (3 credits)
  • Developing House Churches (3 credits)

Total: 32 credit hours

Associate in Ministry Degree total:  64-65 Credits

Bachelor in Ministry Degree (124-125 Credit hours)

Associate in Ministry Degree (64-65 credits)

Required Courses (60 Credits)

  • Early Church History (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Care Conversations (3 credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 credits)
  • Theology 1 (4 Credits)
  • Theology 2 (4 Credits)
  • Prayer OR Missions and Revivals (3 credits)
  • Christian Philosophy (3 Credits)
  • Sermon Construction and Presentation (4 credits)
  • Youth Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Worship Ministry (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 Marketing (3 credits)
  • Biblical Wisdom (4 credits)
  • Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)

Total: 60 credits

Total Bachelor in Ministry Degree credits: 124-125