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Associate in Ministry Diploma


The Associate in Ministry (AIM) Diploma is designed to provide foundational knowledge of the Bible and Christian thought for service in the church of Jesus Christ. The diploma program develops ministry gifts for volunteer and para-professional roles in churches and Christian service organizations.


Profile of the Graduating Student

In pursuit of the ministry program objectives and the professional ministry outcomes, the graduates of this program are:

  • committed to ongoing personal and spiritual growth;
  • becoming Biblically literate and theologically reflective;
  • able to serve in a variety of ministry and service roles.

Associate in Ministry Diploma
Program Requirements (2 year - 60 credits)

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (non-credit)

Christian Formation (18 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition
REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology
3 credits in New Testament or Old Testament book study at the senior level
3 credits in Theology at the senior level

Professional Studies (18 credits)
PST 161 Introduction to Mission
PST 212 Pastoral Theology
12 credits in Professional Studies (PST) at the senior level

Field Education (3 credits)
FE 200.1 Practicum and Reflection I (1.5 credits)
FE 201.1 Practicum and Reflection II (1.5 credits)

Other (3 credits)
3 credits in Religion (REL) or Professional Studies (PST)

Arts and Science Electives (15 credits)

Open Electives (3 credits)

General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of The Ambrose Experience (UNI 101) (non-credit; this course is required for all programs, and must be completed within the first two semesters of enrolment. Students who do not complete UNI 101 may not be permitted to continue in their program.)
  • Completion of a total of 60 credits (as outlined above)
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0