Spring 2021

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 textbooks 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
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

Christian Leadership Institute

Athens College of Ministry is launching a new and innovative program designed to walk beside churches and train up leaders that are qualified to serve both in lay ministry and in the marketplace. As a college that is dedicated to teach, reach, lead and minister to others through relational, hands-on training, this program will empower participants to go deeper into understanding how their own identity in Christ compels them to lead others and bring Kingdom principles into their sphere of influence. The Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) is an 18-month program filled with teaching, growing and experiential learning. Participants will be equipped and empowered to step into leadership roles both in the church and the community. New Institutes will begin every January and July. 
Christian Leadership Institute


Life IN Christ Seminars



True Identity

Meeting times: Tuesday 6:30-8:30 for 12 weeks beginning January 26,2021
Description: Do you struggle with feelings of unworthiness? Do you believe you just don’t measure up or you are not quite good enough? Are you searching for a sense of purpose? Join in this transformational study and learn keys to embracing your true identity so that you can be all God designed you to be! In this 10 Session video study, Jennifer Brommet, founder and director of True Identity Ministries, shares from her own personal journey the keys to unlocking the chains keeping your heart and soul captive to lies and destructive beliefs, and how to be set free to live in your TRUE identity, discovering God’s intended purpose for your life as laid out in Scripture. Each study session includes – Biblical foundations, core principles, discussion questions, application of principles, personal stories, a personal reflection guide, and resources for further study. 
* Personality – including the TRUEPersonality profile
* Mistaken Identity
* Lies
* Breaking the Chains
* True Identity
* Walking in Your True Identity
Instructor: Debbie Jones
Course Fee: $40 (Includes materials.) Click here to register.
Past Participant Testimony: Lisa says this about the study – “Who am I? Why am I here? The questions so many of us want answers to is the focus of this study by True Identity Ministries. From learning who God made me to be and addressing obstacles the world has inflicted, I have experienced a new-found freedom to be all I was made to be!”
For more information about the study and to view a brief video, visit the study website at: www.TrueIdentityStudy.com or see: www.TrueIdentityMinistries.org.  

Heart to Heart Ministry

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, April 6 – May 25, 2021 (8 weeks)
Description: In this 8-week course, you will build a personal framework for understanding God, yourself, and the people in your world. By gaining a foundational understanding of Christianity and the problem of sin, you will be equipped to enter the hearts of others in a way that arouses their desires as well as your own to go deeper in relationship with God. You will expand your capacity to live from a place of personal wholeness and Kingdom building.
*The Heart to Heart Ministry course is a pre-requisite to participation in a Connection Group (below).
Cost: $35.00 (Includes course materials) Click here to register.

Connection Groups

Description: During this 7-session experience, participants will meet in small groups with a facilitator for the purpose of exercising the principles learned in the Conversations That Matter course. Participants will experience how to interact effectively and transparently with other group members for the purposes of their personal growth as well become a conduit for God’s love to be released in other’s lives.
Cost: $30.00
Dates: Contact Mrs. Cindy Mackey to join a Connection Group, cmackey@acmin.edu.
Past Participant Testimonies:
-“Prior to this class, there were times when I would {miss Jesus at work} in my life and in others because my vision of Him was imperfect; I now have a greater capacity to recognize Him at work.”
-“Learning these principles has given me hope; I know that I am part of a Plan {God’s Plan} that is awesome and never-ending!”
-“I have learned that God makes ‘Life’ simple; we complicate things.”
-“This class has created an excitement in me: the possibilities of all that God can do is exceeding abundant!”
-“After learning the principles in this class, I am listening to others with different ears.”

2-Way Prayer: Communication with God

Meeting Time: Saturday, February 27th, 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? Through this interactive study based on Four Keys to Hearing God’s Voice, you will find the answers to these questions and many others. You will develop a more personal, intimate relationship with God through 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.) Click here to register.
Past Participant Testimony: “I just wanted to THANK YOU, Cindy, for your teaching expertise, your time, your warmth, your sincere desire to share with us in our class about how to discern the voice of GOD and the JOY of realizing how much HE loves us all! It was an awesome class and you are such a loving, joyful, fun teacher! I learned a great deal and am so appreciative! Thank you for everything you did for me (us)! My soul was revived and will, I pray, continue to be so! Glory be to God!” –RGS



15-Week Courses Meet January 4th – April 30th





New Testament Greek II

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (blended)
Description: This course provides an intermediate level of study of the Hellenistic, New Testament Greek language. Through sound principles of linguistic interpretation and grammar, the student will achieve proficiency reading and doing exegetical, biblical studies while building on the foundation from New Testament Greek I.
Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online.



Old Testament Survey

Meeting Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Description: This course presents an overview of the history of the Bible, its writing and centuries of preservation, and provides an introduction to the history and theology of selected books and passages of the Old Testament. Through the study of the Old Testament, students will build their inductive Bible study skills.
Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online.




Prayer & Spiritual Direction

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Description: The course examines the Christian practice of prayer through biblical and theological lenses, types of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication), and it introduces students to the theology and practice of hearing God and discerning His will. Students will engage in the spiritual discipline of prayer and reflect on their experiences with God through collaborative learning, individual assessment, and class discussion with an emphasis on application outside of the classroom environment.
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online.

Effective Prayer Ministry Tools: Ultimate Journey I

Meeting Times: Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM (12-week class begins January 4th)
-OR-Tuesdays, 9:00 AM – Noon (12-week class begins January 19th)
Description: Many people live with a core belief that they are not “good enough” in some form or fashion, and thus live out of subtle traps of bondage such as guilt, shame, perfectionism, worry, stress, and fear. They can also be trapped in not-so-subtle coping mechanisms such as pornography, substance abuse, and other addictive behaviors. Through the basic Ultimate Journey course experience, students will understand how individual’s self-willed efforts to change provide only temporary results. Students will learn a how to help self and others transform how they see and think about themselves. They will also learn effective tools for eliminating behaviors that keep people in bondage so that they are equipped to journey into greater freedom and joy than anyone imagined possible.
Instructors: Mr. & Mrs. Vic & Dee Pesaresi (Mondays); Mrs. Lora Branam (Tuesdays)
Course Fee: $75 (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online. Please indicate your course preference (Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings) in the comments field.

Introduction to Care & Counseling

Meeting Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Description: This course introduces students to the importance of a Christian’s call to bind up the broken hearted, with the goal of learning how to apply biblical principles and prayer techniques to specific issues such as anger management, marital breakdown, addiction development, crisis management, anxiety, depression, and grieving. In addition to understanding the importance of self-care, students will learn how to listen emphatically, how to facilitate spiritual life assessment and change, and how to pray and counsel strategically within the recipient’s process of spiritual, emotional, and relational growth and healing.
Instructor: Dr. McKenzie Jones
Course Fee: $259 (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online.



Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Description: This course examines multiple perspectives on missiology and the changing globe with special attention to students’ own area(s) of particular interest. Students will examine specific strategies and issues in missions with a special interest on urban settings, cross-cultural settings, and reaching the 10/40 window.
Instructor: Dr. Suresh Thomas (Professor of Record)
Course Fee: $255. Click here to register online.

The Great Commission: Discipleship

Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Description: This course examines a biblically-based reflection on an individuals’ personal spiritual growth. Based on an individual’s progress along the pathway, students will consider spiritual needs and potential barriers to spiritual growth. Students focus on using Christian discipleship and leadership principles to develop healthy, thriving, Christian communities that promote and encourage spiritual growth and sanctification.
Instructor: Dr. Suresh Thomas
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online.

His Creation: Talents & Spiritual Gifts

Meeting Times: Fridays, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16
Description: This course will equip students to identify and develop their identity in Christ as stewards entrusted with unique, individual talents. The course provides a biblical perspective on spiritual gifts and explores theological issues surrounding spiritual gifts in ministry. This course will give students the tools to discover, explore, and practice their God-given gifts and talents and will prepare them to represent the Lord in their circles of influence within a domain of leadership through the application of strengths and gifts within the context of ministry teams and as team leaders. Students will examine biblical, historical, and philosophical precedents for working groups and teams as related to ministry applications and realities.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur
Course Fee: $179  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online.



Introduction to Christian Education

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 PM (blended)
Description: An Introduction to Christian Education is a course that introduces students to the purpose of Christian Education. Topics include: foundations of Christian education, an overview of developmental perspectives in Christian education, the teaching-learning process, organization and administration of educational programs, generational perspectives in Christian Education, and specialized purposes for Christian education. The course provides a general overview of the ministry of Christian education for church, Christian school, and non-profit educational ministry organizations.
Instructor: Dr. Raymond Morris
Course Fee: $259  (Ministry Partner discounts apply. Call 706-769-1472 for partner discount code.) Click here to register online.