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Academic Courses

Spring 2022

Course Formats. ACMin offers in-person, blended, virtual, and online classes.  Check the schedule below to select the type of class meeting that bet suits your schedule and geographic location. 

  • Online Class. All ACMin courses offered online have a 2 hours of required live videoconference meeting times for each credit hour. The instructor will poll all enrolled students for their availability to schedule the virtual course meeting times.
  • Videoconference Class.  These virtual classes meet by live, synchronous videoconference. Students are expected to attend classes virtually at the regularly scheduled times.
  • Blended Class. Most ACMin courses can be taken virtually by students who do not live locally.  Contact your Academic Advisor for more information about attending a “blended” class.

Course Offerings


Plants of the Bible

Through an end-to-end study of every plant mentioned in the Scriptures, students will consider plant names in the original biblical language (Hebrew, Greek) as well as the uses of those plants in ancient Israel. Further, students will explore present-day connections between biblical symbolism, the Scriptures, and 21st Century life and ministry.

Instructor: Dr. Doug Bailey

Meeting Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 PM

Inductive Bible Study

The goal of inductive Bible study is to equip students with the tools to be life-long students of the Scriptures. The course presents a method for exegesis and Scripture study by considering the context and setting of the passage, the author’s audience and purpose, and the other passages that surround the passage of study. The purpose of the study is to understand what the text would have communicated in the context of the time and culture that produced and used it, while also understanding that contemporary questions are conditioned by our own language, culture, and history.

Instructor: Dr. Tim Harrison

Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM

The Book of Romans

This course examines Paul’s letter to the Romans, written from Corinth on Paul’s third missionary journey, considered by many to be the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest Gospel, as well as the basic theological frame-work for the whole collection of Paul’s writings.

Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne

Meeting Times: Mondays, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Prayer & Spiritual Direction

The course examines the Christian practice of prayer through biblical and theological lenses, and introduces students to the theology and practice of hearing God and discerning His will. Students will engage in the spiritual discipline of prayer and reflect on their experiences with God through collaborative learning, individual assessment, and class discussion with an emphasis on application outside of the classroom environment.

Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman

Meeting Times: Monday, 6:00-9:00 PM (Virtual Only)

Ultimate Journey I

Many people live with a core belief that they are not “good enough” in some form or fashion, and thus live out of subtle traps of bondage such as guilt, shame, perfectionism, worry, stress, and fear. They can also be trapped in not-so-subtle coping mechanisms such as pornography, substance abuse, and other addictive behaviors. Through the basic Ultimate Journey course experience, students will understand how individual’s self-willed efforts to change provide only temporary results. Students will learn how to help self and others transform how they see and think about themselves. They will also learn effective tools for eliminating behaviors that keep people in bondage so that they are equipped to journey into greater freedom and joy than anyone imagined possible.

Instructor: Dee Pesaresi

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 9:00AM-12:00 PM


The Dynamics of Leadership

This course provides an analysis of effective, biblically-based team leadership practices in a project
environment. Topical coverage includes creating high-performance teams, managing team conflict, and
empowering teams for the successful completion of shared tasks. Students will explore how leadership
relates to motivation, mentoring, delegation, interpersonal dynamics, a healthy workplace climate, and
successful group performance.

Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 9:00AM-12:00PM


English Composition

The English Composition course prepares students for the rigors of college writing with an emphasis on correct writing mechanics, writing for effective communication, writing styles appropriate to the intended audience, and proper citations. Students are required to complete a research paper on a Christian topic of personal interest at the culmination of this course.

Instructor: Amy Alred

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 6:00-9:00 PM 


Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

This course examines multiple perspectives on missiology and the changing globe with special attention to students’ own area(s) of particular interest. Students will examine specific strategies and issues in missions with a special interest on urban settings, cross-cultural settings, and reaching the 10/40 window.

Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne

Meeting Times: Thursday, 6:30-9:30 PM 



This class is designed to help students acquire mastery of foundational theory and core skills that will enable them to become proficient in songwriting. Through study of texts on professional songwriting, hands on practice, individual writing assignments, group co-writing, and regular feedback from professional songwriters, students will become well versed with tools and strategies that will enable them to write new songs for the church. Additionally, there will be discussion about song types, including personal vs. corporate worship songs, and how music plays a role in worship and personal devotion. Students can expect to leave the class having written 3 songs they can use for ministry.

Instructor: Will Richardson

Meeting Times: Select Saturdays, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 19, and Apr 23, from 8:30-5:00 PM 

Contact Info

Athens College of Ministry

P.O. Box 7953
Athens, GA  30604


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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