The Associate of Arts in Ministries is designed for those who serve in church-related ministries such as assistant pastors, music directors, student ministry 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.

Piedmont International University offers its programs in Ministry for the purpose of equipping men and women to communicate effectively God’s truth to their generation. Its primary focus is on the preparation of pastors, missionaries, youth leaders, and lay church leaders in their respective ministries of training others.

This training involves both winning individuals to Christ and discipling them with the ultimate goal that they be transformed into His likeness. While His truth in our message must never be altered, our methods should be constantly examined to determine their conformity to Scriptural principles, relevance, and effectiveness.

A person may opt for one of four different ministry modules: church education, music, pastoral, or student ministry. 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.








Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 17 or minimum SAT combined score of 1230
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions





Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • 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
  • Appraise and defend a biblical worldview in personal and professional life applications


Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 30
General Education 18
Professional/Ministry   7
Total 64

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3
GC100     Introduction to Computers     1
GE101     English Composition I     3
GH101     Survey of World History I     3
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1
MI101     Introduction to Missions     3
PT101     Evangelism     2

Total Hours  16


Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation      2
BN102     New Testament Survey     3
BP102     Christian Ethics     2
GE102     English Composition II     3
General Education Elective     3
Ministry Elective     3

Total Hours  16

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2
BN104     Life of Christ     3
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3
BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3
GS201     Principles of Speech     3
PA100     Health Education or P.E. Activity     1

Total Hours  15


Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3
BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2
BO202     Pentateuch     3
BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3
Ministry Elective     3
Ministry Elective     3

Total Hours  17