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Nazarene Bible College


Church Ministries

Church Ministries




The A.A.Min. degree with a concentration in Church Ministries is a 64-semester-hour program designed to prepare the graduate for service as a lay minister in the area of church ministries, including such roles as minister of visitation or evangelism minister.

Church Ministries


Completion of this program should enable students to:

  • Grow in Christlike character as persons and ministers.
  • Explain essential Christian beliefs for practical application in ministry.
  • Promote evangelism and community engagement.
  • Learn to effectively lead and administer the church as a servant leader.
  • Develop good communication skills in oral and written forms in order to effectively communicate the Gospel and administrate the church.
  • Discover and implement good practices for effective Bible study.
  • Teach and demonstrate principles of spiritual formation to enhance personal and corporate worship and appreciate spiritual disciplines in the habits of Christian devotion.

Course Requirements

General Education

Course Course DescriptionHours
  28 hours
ENG-1013 English Composition I3
ENG-1023 English Composition II3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1003 General Mathematics3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought3
  General Education Elective1

Bible and Theology

Course Course DescriptionHours
  9 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation3

Courses Specific to the Church Ministries Concentration

Course Course DescriptionHours
  27 hours
BIB-2013 Pentateuch3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels3
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation3
  Bible Elective3
  Pastoral Ministries or CEM Electives6

Total required for graduation 64 hours