Overview

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.

 
 

Objectives

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
Electives
9
Total 64

Degree Completion Plan

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University;
  5. Shall have satisfactorily completed the Christian Service requirements;
  6. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with University standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Statement of Faith;
  7. Shall have paid in full his/her account with the University;
  8. Must have received a decision of eligibility for graduation from the Faculty.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University;
  5. Shall have satisfactorily completed the Christian Service requirements;
  6. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with University standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Statement of Faith;
  7. Shall have paid in full his/her account with the University;
  8. Must have received a decision of eligibility for graduation from the Faculty.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University.