Programs

Ministerial Studies Diploma

The Ministerial Studies diploma is the first step in the process of earning the title of certified, licensed, or ordained minister.

By completing level one, in the program you can make a difference in the lives of your flock by
working toward the next step to become a minister in the church.

Level One - Certified (Ministerial Certificate)

Our one-year certificate provides a basic understanding of the bible, foundational principles for ministry and is great for those looking to boost their biblical knowledge and experience.

Upon completion of the Level One Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Certified Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include a working knowledge of Bible study methods, New Testament content, and Pentecostal doctrine. He or she should possess the basic skills needed to begin serving in a ministerial role in the local church.

Three semesters of curated courses to give you a solid foundation for your ministry
  • Hands-on training in ministry of your choice that gives you a chance to apply what you learn
  • A local mission experience doing work in the community.

Level 2 - Licensed (Ministerial certificate)

Our two-year certificate combines the foundational study of our one-year certificate with a deeper exploration of the Bible and elements of ministry, perfect for the preacher, prophet, teacher, or evangelist-in-training.

Upon completion of the Level Two Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Licensed Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include a mastery of specified Bible content, systematic theology, and ministry skills.

  • Three semesters of foundational courses and three semesters of electives that will enhance your theological understanding.
  • Hands-on training in the ministry of your choice that gives you a chance to apply what you learn.
  • A summer learning experience through missions via a national or international serving opportunity..