College of Ministry

Associate Degree in Ministry Leadership (Online)

The Associate Degree in Ministry Leadership Online is designed for those who seek a broader foundation upon which to build their ministry by combining selected general education courses with Bible, theology, and ministry studies. Students in this program are eligible for federal grants and loans, and may also receive credit for practical experience and previous college courses. Many students realize that they need better preparation to adequately respond to God's calling, but can't devote four years to a B.A. degree. The Online Associates Degree in Ministry provides the necessary beginning training and lays the foundation to enter our Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership or other programs in the future.

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Highest Accreditation

Not all online programs are accredited—something you never have to worry about at NU.


Exceptional Education

80+ years of experience and knowledge went into creating our online courses.


Faith Integration

Every course includes a component that helps you relate the subject to your faith.


Faculty Who Care

Our instructors are experts who love students and bring out their very best.

Why Choose An Online Associate Degree in Ministry Leadership at Northwest University?

  • Benefit from 80 years of experience in training effective ministry leaders.
  • Acquire the training needed to enter vocational ministry.
  • Demonstrate biblical literacy and exegetical skills to effectively communicate the gospel.
  • Gain habits for lifelong ministry development.
  • Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with the practice of ministry and daily life.
  • Learn from NU faculty who are committed to helping each student discover and fulfill his or her God-given dreams, calling, and potential.
  • Establish a foundation of ministry in a non-ministerial vocation.

Courses for the Associate in Ministry Leadership

We have over 80 years of experience in creating and teaching curriculum. We've invested that experience into every one of the 66 credits that make up our Associate in Ministry Leadership degree.

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CodeCourse TitleCredits
Bible and Theology
BIBL 1103Old Testament History and Literature(3)
BIBL 1203New Testament History and Literature(3)
BIBL 2553Biblical Interpretation(3)
THEO 1213Christian Thought(3)
Written and Verbal Communications
ENGL 1013Composition I: Expository Writing(3)
ENGL 1023Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing(3)
COMM 1213Fundamentals of Speech Communication(3)
Select 3 credits from the following:
Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)
Social Sciences
Select 3 credits from the following:
Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)
Formation and Calling
Select one course from the following:
UCOR 1043Faith In Society(3)
UCOR 1053Life Calling(3)
Biblical Studies Core
THEO 2503Pentecostal Spirituality(3)
THEO 3413Theology of Ministry Essentials(3)
Select one course from the following:
BIBL 2233The Book of Acts(3)
BIBL 3253Corinthian Correspondence(3)
Ministry Leadership Core
CMIN 2043Ministry Operations(3)
Select 6 credits from the following Ministry Electives:
Bible (BIBL), Church Ministries (CMIN), Pastoral Ministries (PMIN), Theology (THEO)
Recommended but required for those seeking ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God:
PMIN 3513Pastoral Care and Counseling(3)
PMIN 3343Effective Preaching(3)
Core Electives
Any college-level courses(12)

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