Ministerial Studies with Leadership Honors Diploma

Ministerial Studies with Leadership Honors Diploma

A diploma in Ministerial Studies with Leadership Honors challenges you to be the best possible leader in your church. This program emphasizes the valuable influence of experienced ministry mentoring, personal discipleship and development, evangelism, and the fruitfulness of discipling others.

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Challenge Yourself

Students who enroll in this diploma program must accept the responsibility to find a qualified mentor, invest time in a mentor relationship, and complete additional requirements related to personal development and ministry. 

Grow as a Leader

Students who complete the entire Leadership Honors program will have completed forty-five mentoring hours, and a capstone project for each of the three program levels. Additional information is available in the Capstone: Project and Mentoring Guidelines Manual. The Leadership Honors program must be the declared program of study for a student to be able to enroll in and receive a grade for the Leadership Honors capstone projects.

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Ministerial Studies Levels

Global University offers Ministerial Studies with Leadership Honors in three successive program levels. Completion of each level will prepare you for ministerial advancement, including: Certification (Level One), Licensure (Level Two), and Ordination (Level Three).

Level One (Certified)

Upon completion of the Level One Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Certified Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include a working knowledge of Bible study methods, New Testament content, and Pentecostal doctrine. He or she should possess the basic skills needed to begin serving in a ministerial role in the local church.

  • BIB 114 Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
  • BIB 121 Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
  • BIB 212 New Testament Survey
  • BIB 214 Old Testament Survey
  • MIN 171 A Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model
  • MIN 181 Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
  • MIN 191 Beginning Ministerial Internship
  • THE 114 Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
  • THE 142 Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance
  • THE 211 Introduction to Theology

Level Two (Licensed)

Upon completion of the Level Two Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Licensed Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include a mastery of specified Bible content, systematic theology, and ministry skills.

  • BIB 115 Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
  • BIB 117 Prison Epistles
  • BIB 215 Romans: Justification by Faith
  • MIN 123 The Local Church in Evangelism
  • MIN 223 Introduction to Homiletics
  • MIN 251 Effective Leadership
  • MIN 261 Introduction to Assemblies of God Missions
  • MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders
  • MIN 291 Intermediate Ministerial Internship
  • THE 245 Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come
  • [Credit will be given for MIN 291 Intermediate Ministerial Internship after the completion of Level One]

Level Three (Ordained)

Upon completion of the Level Three Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Ordained Minister status with the US General Council of the Assemblies of God. This would include mastery of several of the more difficult books of the Bible, advanced theological concepts, and administrative skills required for ministerial roles.

  • BIB 313 The Corinthian Correspondence
  • BIB 318 The Pentateuch
  • BIB 322 The Poetic Books
  • MIN 325 Preaching in the Contemporary World
  • MIN 327 Church Administration, Finance, and Law
  • MIN 381 Pastoral Ministry
  • MIN 391 Advanced Ministerial Internship
  • THE 311 Prayer and Worship
  • [Credit will be given for MIN 391 Advanced Ministerial Internship after the completion of Level Two]

Other Program Requirements

Level One (Certified)

  • 15 hours of mentoring with a qualified mentor
  • Mentor takes student through a discipleship training course
  • Service Learning Requirement activities must be approved by the mentor
  • After the completion of Level One courses, student must write the Level One capstone paper

Level Two (Licensed)

  • 15 hours of mentoring with a qualified mentor
  • Student must engage in ten witnessing encounters during the completion of Level Two
  • Service Learning Requirement activities must be approved by the mentor
  • After the completion of Level Two courses, student must write the Level Two capstone paper

Level Three (Ordained)

  • 15 hours of mentoring with a qualified mentor
  • The student must take someone through a discipleship training course
  • Service Learning Requirement activities must be approved by the mentor
  • After the completion of Level Three courses, student must write the Level Three capstone paper