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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 (60 credits)

Christian Formation (18 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
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 Practicum and Reflection I (1.5 credits)
FE 201 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 a total of 60 credits (as outlined above)
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0