Book About Online Degree In Ministry

Associate of Arts in Leadership & Ministry

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


The online associate degree in Christian leadership program is designed for adults involved in and preparing for a lifetime of effective ministry in a variety of settings. Students are challenged to think biblically, develop spiritually and sharpen their ministry skills as they engage the world. The curriculum balances practical and theoretical learning through classroom work, research, and community church or para-church involvement.

Career Opportunities:

  • Pastor
  • Layleader
  • Parachurch
  • Local Business Person


The online associate degree in ministry program will give the student a foundation in biblical truth, so that the student is equipped to communicate the Bible to others. Students will gain an understanding of organizational leadership from different perspectives, including anthropological, psychological, and theological insights. The program will equip the student to integrate Christian principles into critical thinking and decision-making in one’s personal and/or professional life.




Semester 1

GE1100 – College Study Skills

GE1150 – Technology for College

LE1620 – Introduction to Leadership

GE1330 – Philsophy and Worldview

Semester 2

TH1310 – Spiritual Formation

BI1410 – Old Testament Survey

BI1420 – New Testament Survey

GE1310 – Psychology

Semester 3

MI1630 – Evangelism

LE1730 – Communication Skills for Leaders

GE2600 – History of Civilization

GE2500 – Cultural Diversity

Semester 4

TH2530 – Fundamentals of Theology

TH2131 – Disciplining and Mentoring in the Christian Faith

TH2310 – Progressive Revelation

GE2340 – Discovering God’s Creation

Semester 5

GE2345 – Personal and Non-Profit Financial Management

MI2530 – Teaching Skills

LE2563 – Issues in Christian Leadership

LE2570 – Leadership and Ministry Capstone

  • Credentialed, experienced and effective Faculty
  • Low tuition cost
  • Military discount
  • Cohort groups of 8-15 students
  • Each class is 5 weeks long, taken one at a time
  • Low general education requirement
Admission Requirements:
  • High school diploma (or GED equivalent)
  • Admissions Application (free to apply)
  • Official Transcripts (from any/all prior colleges where the student wishes to transfer college credits)
  • Ministry Reference (list name and email on the application)
  • 24 months
  • 60 credits