Ministerial Studies

Ministerial Studies

The Ministerial Studies diploma is the first step in the process of earning the title of certified, licensed, or ordained minister. By completing level one, two, or three in the program you can make a difference in the lives of your flock by working toward the next step to become a minister in the church.

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Ministerial Studies Diploma

Upon completion of the Ministerial Studies Diploma (including all three levels of study), the student will have met the minimum academic requirements to apply for the ordination process with the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States.

Upon Completion

Successful completion of the Ministerial Studies Program should prepare the student for credentialing interviews and tests. The student will have mastered the basic Bible content (Old and New Testaments), theological principles, and practical ministry skills for service in a church leadership position. Please note: Ministerial credentials are issued by The General Council of the Assemblies of God, not by Global University. This program provides academic training, not ministerial recognition.

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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

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