Fall 2019

Lifelong Ministry Course Registration & Fees

ACMin Courses are available to the public as auditing students (i.e. no college credit is earned), and to Dual Enrollment High School and Home School students.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Enrolled ACMin students and Dual Enrollment students must register through Populi. See TUITION RATES for degree-seeking students. To register as a non-degree-seeking (auditing) student:
Step 1: Click here to register for your course.
Step 2: Pay Course Fees
: All Lifelong Ministry Program (LMP) course fees may be mailed in advance of the course to: PO Box 7953, Athens, GA, 30604 by checks made payable to ACMin. Or click here to pay your course fees online. Thank you.
Step 3: Click here for information on ordering course books and materials.
Senior Discount:
 Individuals age 65 or older may enroll in LMP courses at a 20% discount.
Scholarship: If you are in need of financial assistance to attend an LMP course, please contact us at 706-769-1472.
Course Location: Lifelong Ministry Program courses are held at the ACMin Campus at 1331 New High Shoals Rd. in Watkinsville unless otherwise noted. Upstairs in Room D.
ACMin Refund Policy
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lick here to apply for admission as a degree-seeking student. 

Prayer Leadership Certificate

ACMin offers a 6-course series for those interested in boosting their ministry to others in Christ through prayer. Program participants will develop an in-depth personal, biblical theology for prayer as well as strong skills for helping bind up the broken hearted through prayer ministry.
Prayer Leadership Certificate Program

 

 

Life IN Christ 7-Week Seminars

 

Speak LIFE: The Power of Our Words
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, August 13 – September 25
Description:  In this course participants will explore the battle for power in God’s Kingdom and the ways that the enemy endeavors to seize God’s power by the very words spoken by the ones made in God’s image.  Participants will learn and apply Kingdom-building ways to use our words to advance the Kingdom of God for His glory and for our good!
Instructor: Mrs. Babs Wood
Course Fee: $65  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

Connecting Hearts to the Heart of the Father
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, October 1 – November 12
Description: In Jesus’ prayer in John 17:20-24 NASB, He expressed His deep desire for His people to know and experience what He has with His Father: Oneness. His disciples (ie you and me) are to be one with God and one with other believers… as a witness to the world that Jesus is God. In this 7-week class, you will nurture and satisfy the God-created longing for oneness by “connecting” with others through intimate, authentic conversations. You will learn what it truly means to “gather together in His Name” (Matthew 18:20), and, as you embrace this experience, His grace will transform you more fully into His image. You will discover how to establish a place safe enough for others to tear down their own protective walls so that the power of God can be released to heal their brokenness. You will be empowered to follow the direction of Holy Spirit, while recognizing and moving away from your own fleshly impulses, in order for the Life that God imparted within you…to flow into others. YOU will be an answer to Jesus’ prayer of “oneness” as you “connect hearts with the Heart of God”.
Instructor: Mrs. Cindy Mackey
Course Fee: $65  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

One-Day Seminar

2-Way Prayer: Hearing God’s Voice
Meeting Time: Saturday, August 31, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Description: We are taught that God has saved us so that we can have a relationship with Him. How do we have a relationship if we can’t see, hear, or feel the One we are in relationship with? The Bible is filled with accounts of men and women interacting with a living God.  Does God “speak” today…to you and me? What does His “Voice” sound like? How do I know that what I am “hearing” is God? Is there something I can do to hear from God more often and with greater clarity? Based on Four Keys to Hearing God’s Voice, through this interactive study you will find the answers to these questions and many others. You will develop a more personal, intimate relationship with God through prayer and two-way journaling. Your prayer life will “explode” with excitement!
Instructor: Mrs. Cindy Mackey
Course Fee: $35  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.)

15-Week Courses Begin August 12th* 

BIBLICAL STUDIES

The Trinity
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Description:  In this course students will explore the interrelated nature of the Trinity and the unique roles and characteristics of God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, based on biblical examination. From that biblical grounding, students will then compare and contrast historical and contemporary theological perspectives related to the Trinity. Students will also consider the implications for Christian life based on a biblically-based understanding of the Trinity.
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

Inductive Bible Study
Meeting Times: Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Description:The goal of inductive Bible study is to equip students with the tools to be life-long students of the Scriptures. The course presents a method for exegesis and scripture study by considering the context and setting of the passage, the author’s audience and purpose, and the other passages that surround the passage of study. The purpose of the study is to understand what the text would have communicated in the context of the time and culture that produced and used it, while also understanding that contemporary questions are conditioned by our own language, culture, and history.
Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

PRAYER & CARE MINISTRY

Effective Prayer Ministry Tools: Wholeness Care Project Prayer Ministry
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM *Note: This course meets July 25th – October 31st.
Description: In this course, participants will learn and apply key strategies for offering prayer ministry to recipients who may not yet have a personal relationship with Christ.  Participants will also understand and apply biblical principles for physical healing and how to effectively incorporate those into a successful prayer ministry session as well as  explore the connections between body, soul, and spirit.  Participants will recruit and minister to a non-course participant near the end of the class in late spring. Some prior prayer ministry training and/or experience is helpful but not required.
Instructors: Mrs. Jane Griffith, Mrs. Debbie Jones, Mrs. Cindy Mackey, Mrs. Dee Pesaresi, Dr. Marcia Wilbur
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

Restoring the Foundations
Meeting Times: Saturday, August 10, Monday evenings, September 14 – October 2, Thursday – Saturday, October 24-26. Click here for meeting time details.
Description: Participants in this course will receive training and practical application practice for certification in Issue-Focused Ministry through the Restoring the Foundations curriculum.  Participants will learn to help others be set free from ungodly beliefs, past hurts, and more. This powerful training is intended to equip you with the tools needed to help others receive God’s healing and freedom from the scars and hurts of life
Instructors: Mr. & Mrs. Pat & Winston Harvey; Mrs. Sandy Blount
Course Fee: $359 (includes course materials) (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register and pay your course fee online.

CHRISTIAN STUDIES

Church History
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Description: This course examines the history of Christianity from the Old Testament through modern times, including the spread of Christianity throughout the world, the preservation of Christianity across generations, heroes of faith, and the emergence of different denominations.
Instructor: Dr. Ray Morris
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

His Creation: Talents & Spiritual Gifts
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Description: This course examines how God made each of us with unique talents, and blessed us with gifts of the Spirit. Students will explore how we effectively understand and utilize our God-given talents and gifts for the purpose of serving as Kingdom Ambassadors in the earth. 
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

The Art & Science of Teaching
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Description: In this course students will explore two fundamental questions: How do people learn? and What instructional methods most effectively support student learning? Course participants will examine both traditional approaches to the educational process as well as current research-based theory and practice. Students will learn how to adapt course content and processes to meet the needs of all students (e.g. adaptation, differentiation, and accommodation). Students will develop both a philosophy and a practice for instructional planning that focuses on the seamless integration of outcomes, instruction, and the measurement of the intended objectives.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

GENERAL EDUCATION

Plants of the Bible
Meeting Times: Tues. & Thurs., 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Description:Through an end-to-end study of every plant mentioned in the Scriptures, students will consider plant names in the original biblical language (Hebrew, Greek) as well as the uses of those plants in ancient Israel. Further, students will explore present-day connections between biblical symbolism, the Scriptures, and 21st Century life and ministry.
Instructor: Dr. Doug Bailey
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

English Composition
Meeting Times Mon. & Weds., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Description: The English Composition course prepares students for the rigors of college writing with an emphasis on correct writing mechanics, writing for effective communication, writing styles appropriate to the intended audience, and proper citations. Students are required to complete a research paper on a Christian topic of personal interest at the culmination of this course.
Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.

 

Introductory Spanish I
Meeting Times: Mon. & Weds., 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Description: This course provides an introduction to and a foundation in the basic elements of communication in the Spanish language.  All modes of communication–both interpersonal and intrapersonal–are included in spoken and written form.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to pay your course fee online.