Associate of Divinity
Adult students seeking to gain a foundational education in divinity may enroll in the associate’s program designed for students over the age of 25 who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree. The associate program introduces students to the Christian religion in essential fields of study: Biblical Studies, Theological-Historical Studies, Church Ministries, and Christian Education.
The associate program is available to students through an innovative hybrid learning format, allowing students to earn the required credit hours through on campus and online courses. The hybrid format is ideal for busy professionals advancing their education while still fulfilling personal goals and aspirations. The introductory program includes the study of historical and contemporary practices relevant to Christian traditions, using research methods and intellectual tools not tied to any religious tradition. A concentration in the study of religion and divinity will provide a solid foundation for students pursuing humanitarian professions as well as those wishing to serve in areas of ministry.
Successful graduates will complete the required 66 credit hours and be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Christian ministry, leadership skills, and the ability to perform as an associate pastor communicating the Bible and theology. The associate program is sufficient for students seeking careers in ministerial positions such as:
• Pastor or Associate Pastor
• Minister of Christian Education
• Minister of Youth/Music
• Minister of Outreach/Disciple-Making
• Minister of Evangelism
Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools,
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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