Degree Programs

Flexible Programs

The Athens College of Ministry offers Certificates, Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and Master’s Degrees so that no matter what stage of life or education you are in, there can be a course of study that fits your needs.

Certificate programs are especially designed for students who are already enrolled in another college or university and wish to dual enroll at ACMin as a means to build their faith walk and consider how to infuse ministry into their chosen career area. The Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry provides powerful equipping in a wide variety of highly specialized areas of concentration.

Whether you wish to get grounded in who God says you are with an Associate’s Degree before pursuing a career, or majoring in Transformational Leadership to help you lead effectively in the workplace from your source of strength, the Athens College of Ministry is here to help you reach your goals. Click here for a brief video overview!

Certificate & Degree Programs

ACMin offers the following Christian Ministry Programs:
Certificate in Christian Ministry (Undergraduate) – 30 Credit Hours
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry – 60 Credit Hours
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry – 120 Credit Hours
*Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry – 15 Credit Hours
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry – 60 Credit Hours
Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry – 90 Credit Hours

In each program students can choose from one of the following areas of concentration:
Biblical Studies
Care & Counseling 
Christian Education
Christian Studies
Field Ministry
Generational Ministry
Transformational Leadership
Worship Arts

*The Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry provides a wide range of concentration majors in specialized areas of biblical studies, leadership, missions, education, spiritual formation, and more.

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Christian Core Courses

All certificate and degree programs require that students complete the Christian Core requirements, courses designed to equip head and heart with the biblical truths found in the Athens College of Ministry Belief Statement. Christian Core courses are also designed to equip student with the tools to effectively engage in further Bible study. Students must either complete the Christian Core coursework before beginning other degree coursework or, if approved by an academic advisor, may finish the Christian Core while concurrently beginning other coursework. Faith-in-Action apprenticeships may only be assigned after completing the Christian Core requirements.

Christian Core Courses*:
Foundations of Faith
His Creation: Talents & Spiritual Gifts
Old Testament
New Testament
Prayer & Spiritual Direction
The Great Commission: Evangelism
The Great Commission: Discipleship

*Specific Christian Core course requirements for Master’s level students are personalized by the Academic Advisor to fit individual students’ program needs.

Faith-In-Action Apprenticeships

In addition to coursework in biblical foundations, prayer, and Christian leadership, all students engage in long-term, mentored field experiences related to the Faith-in-Action program requirement—practical, hands-on training in real ministry situations supported by classroom instruction.

A Culture of Service

Each semester, ACMin students are expected to fulfill one hour of service at an approved service site for each credit hour that he or she is enrolled in coursework. This service requirement extends beyond the Faith-in-Action apprenticeship experience. Fulfilling the service requirement is a pre-requisite to graduation from ACMin.

Non-Degree Programs
For information about short-term seminars and non-degree courses, a Certificate in Prayer Leadership, and more, visit Athens College of Ministry’s Lifelong Ministry Page.