Associate in Divinity Degree

The two-year Associate in Divinity program is suited for the student who desires additional training for the purpose of serving in the local church. This program offers a wide range of courses relevant to leadership and educational ministries. Courses are aligned in three specific disciplines: Biblical Studies, Theology, and Practical Ministry. Associate in Divinity students will be required to complete 54 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of elective study, a total of 60 credit hours, plus fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.

Program Objectives

This program will:
• Confront the student with the Word of God proclaiming humanity’s
alienation from God and God’s work of redemption in Christ (Bible) and
explore ramifications of this Gospel for the student’s personal life and the
work of the Church in the world (theology);
• Equip the student with the tools to communicate clearly and effectively;
• Bring about the student’s increased understanding of the world in which one
lives, including history and philosophy;
• Give the student a sense of preparedness by providing practical ministry
experience

FIRST-YEAR PROGRAM

CLASS      COURSE NAME               CREDIT HOURS

BIB 101     Old Testament Survey              3

BIB 103     New Testament Survey            3

BIB 104     Hermeneutics                            3

CLG 101    Destiny and Calling                   3

HST 101    Church History I                        3

THE 101    Introduction to Theology         3

ENG 101    Effective Communication        3

ENG 102    Writing and Research              3

PHL 101    Philosophy and Worldview      3

Elective                                                           3

Total Credit Hours:                                      30

SECOND-YEAR PROGRAM

CLASS      COURSE NAME               CREDIT HOURS

THE 201   Systematic Theology I               3

THE 202   Systematic Theology II              3
(Prerequisite: Systematic Theology I)

CLG 201    Spiritual Formation                   3

CLG 211     Church Life                                 3

CNS 201    Counseling I                               3

BIB 201     Writings of John                         3

HST 201    Church History II                       3

MTH 211    Math                                           3

MIS 201      World Missions                        3

Elective                                                           3

Total Credit Hours:                                      30