Degree Requirements

CERTIFICATE OF MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All students entering the standard one-year Certificate program for church ministry are assigned to fulfill the following general requirements. A minimum of 44 approved semester hour credits as defined by the program below must be completed before the Certificate of Ministry will be awarded.

PREREQUISITES:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Approved Application and Recommendations

APPLIED COURSEWORK
CLF 101 Principles of Prayer and Intercession I 3 semester hour credits
PRC 001 Applied Leadership Project I 4 semester hour credits
INT 001 Ministry Internship I 4 semester hour credits

LOCAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP SEMINARS
MIN 102 Encounter Seminar 1 semester hour credit
MIN 103 Discovery Seminar 1 semester hour credit
MIN 104 Practical Ministry Seminar 1 semester hour credit
MIN 105 Life Quest Seminar 3 semester hour credits

TOTAL APPLIED COURSEWORK – FIRST YEAR: 17 semester hour credits


FIRST YEAR COURSEWORK: CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CERTIFICATE

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

BIBLICAL STUDIES:
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
BIB 102 New Testament Survey – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CHRISTIAN LIFE:
CLF 102 Disciplines of Life I – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CLF 103 Spiritual Authority – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MINISTRY:
MIN 101 Evangelism Strategy and Practice – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
LANGUAGE:
LAN 101 Academic Writing and Composition – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINE:
THE 101 Fundamental Doctrines of the Church 1 – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THE 201 Applied Hermeneutics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THE 202 Theology of the Holy Spirit – 3 SEMESTER HOURS

GENERAL COURSEWORK – FIRST YEAR: 27 SEMESTER HOURS


TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 44 Credits


ASSOCIATE OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
All students entering the standard associate’s degree program for Practical Theology are assigned to fulfill the following general requirements in addition to the Christian Ministry curriculum. A minimum of 82 approved semester hour credits from the Christian Ministry curriculum and the program below must be completed before the Associate of Practical Theology will be awarded.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of 1st year Christian Ministry program or similar program
Approved Application and Recommendation

APPLIED COURSEWORK:
CLF 201 Principles of Prayer and Intercession II 3 semester hour credits
PRC 002 Applied leadership Project II 4 semester hour credits
INT 002 Ministry Internship II 4 quarter hour credits

TOTAL APPLIED COURSEWORK – SECOND YEAR: 11 semester hour credits


SECOND YEAR COURSEWORK:ASSOCIATE OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

BIBLICAL STUDIES:
BIB 201 Life and Ministry of Christ – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
BIB 202 Book of Acts – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CHRISTIAN LIFE:
CLF 202 Disciplines of Life II – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
HISTORY AND HUMANITIES:
HIS 201 Church History I – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
HIS 202 Church History II – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
HIS 301 World Religions, Cults, and Contemporary Error – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINE:
THE 301 Applied Homiletics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
THE 302 Apologetics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MINISTRY:
MIN 201 Local Church Ministry – 3 SEMESTER HOURS

GENERAL COURSEWORK – SECOND YEAR: 27 hour credits
TOTAL GENERAL AND APPLIED COURSEWORK – SECOND YEAR: 38 hour credits


CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK: 44


TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 82 Credits


BACHELOR’S OF MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All students entering the standard bachelor’s degree program for Ministry are assigned to fulfill the following general requirements in addition to the Associate of Practical Theology curriculum. All of the 122 approved semester hour credits including the Christian Ministry curriculum, the Practical Ministry curriculum, and the program below must be completed before the Bachelor of Ministry will be awarded.

PREREQUISITES:
Completion of 2nd year Associate of Practical Ministry program or similar program
Approved Application and Recommendations

APPLIED COURSEWORK
CLF 301 Principles of Prayer and Intercession III 3 semester hour credits
INT 003 Advanced Ministry Internship 4 semester hour credits

TOTAL APPLIED COURSEWORK: 7 semester hour credits


THIRD YEAR COURSEWORK:BACHELOR OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

COURSE REQUIREMENTS::

BIBLICAL STUDIES:
BIB 403 Book of Hebrews – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CHRISTIAN LIFE:
CLF 302 Spiritual Leadership and Identity – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CLF 401 Apostolic Round Table – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
CLF 402 Mentoring and Christian Formation – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
LANGUAGE:
LAN 403 Professional Communication and Writing for Ministry 3 – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MINISTRY:
MIN 301 Pastoral Counseling – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 302 Theophostic Tools for Counseling – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 303 Small Group Ministry Dynamics – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 401 Ordinances of the Church – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 402 Missions and Church Planting – 3 SEMESTER HOURS
MIN 403 Local Church Administration – 3 SEMESTER HOURS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS – THIRD YEAR: 33 hour credits
TOTAL GENERAL AND APPLIED COURSEWORK – THIRD YEAR: 40 hour credits


ASSOCIATE OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY COURSEWORK: 82


TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 122 Credits