Associate of Arts Christian Ministry

The program is designed for those who serve in church-related ministries such as assistant pastors, music directors, youth pastors, Sunday School teachers, or children’s workers. In general, the program is designed for individuals who need training for specialized ministries and is not designed to substitute for a regular four-year degree program.

A person may opt for one of four different ministry modules: church education, music, pastoral, or youth. A student will receive one year of Bible, one semester of general education, and one semester of ministry courses. This program is especially appropriate for spouses of Piedmont students enrolled in regular degree programs.

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible as a foundation of all Christian service
  • Exhibit skills in a selected area of ministry in a local church
  • Exhibit an ability to integrate a biblical world view in personal and professional life applications

Course Requirements for the degree are as follows:

Bible Core (30 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Issues in Eschatology
Pauline Epistles I
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Life of Christ
Baptist History

General Education Core (19 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Fine Arts Elective
Introduction to Computers
World History I
Student Life Seminar
PE Activity
Principles of Speech

Christian Ministry Core (7 semester hours)
Introduction to Missions
Christian Ethics

Electives (9 semester hours)
Ministry Elective
Ministry Elective
Ministry Elective

Total Hours (65)

You may view our suggested Program Track and Course Descriptions in our catalog.