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Christian Studies Major

The emphasis of a Christian Studies major is to pursue in-depth biblical and theological understanding. At ACMin, we focus on the “so what” of theology in order to effectively apply God’s truth to life and ministry. Follow the links below for the various levels of Program Requirements.

Certificate in Christian Studies

Program Completion Plan
Certificate in Christian Ministry: Christian Studies

30 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major Courses
1 Christian Studies course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Associate of Arts with a major in Christian Studies

Students who earn an Associate’s Degree with a major in Christian Studies can:
-develop a strong understanding of their identity in Christ before they pursue a career in any field; and
-complete general education undergraduate courses (science, English, mathematics, humanities) in a safe environment that honors and fortifies their Christian worldview.

Program Completion Plan
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry: Christian Studies

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements
EN 101 English 101
1 Foreign Language or 1 Biblical Language course
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)

Major
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness or CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
2 additional Biblical Studies courses
2 additional Christian Studies courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Christian Studies

Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Christian Studies:
-will equip students to effectively serve in pastoral ministry, Christian education, missions or as employees of volunteer service agencies; and
-may qualify students for ordination in some denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: Christian Studies

120 Credits
Completion Time: 8-9 Semesters

Christian Core Courses (21 credits)
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements (30 credits)
EN 101 English Composition
2 Foreign Language or Biblical Languages
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)
4 General Education elective courses

Major (36 credits)
BS 351 Inductive Bible Study
CC 301 Psychology & Theology
CC 302 Human Growth & Development
CC 304 Introduction to Care & Counseling Ministry
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
CC 320 Biblical Foundations of Prayer Ministry
CC 330 Effective Prayer Ministry Tools—Wholeness Care
4 additional Care & Counseling courses

Electives (18 credits)
6 elective courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship (15 credits)
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
12 additional FIA credits

Master's Certificate in Christian Studies

The Master’s Certificate is a perfect way to build expertise in a variety of specialized areas of study such as: Spiritual Formation, Evangelism, Christian Studies, Biblical Studies, and more!

Program Completion Plan
Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry: Christian Studies

15 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Studies
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship
2 additional Christian Studies courses

Spiritual Formation
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CC 501 Psychology & Theology
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction

Evangelism
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 552 Apologetics
2 additional Christian Studies or Intercultural Studies courses

Marketplace Ministry
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CC 501 Psychology & Theology

Master of Arts with a major in Christian Studies

Master’s Degree with a major in Christian Studies:
-will equip students to effectively serve as church pastors and leaders of missions and service organizations; and
-should qualify students for ordination in many denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Christian Studies

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major
BS 550 Systematic Theology
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 531 Church History
CS 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
2 semesters of Hebrew or Greek language
2 additional Biblical Studies courses
2 additional Christian Studies courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
6 credits Apprenticeship in Action

Master of Divinity with a a major in Christian Studies

Master of Divinity with a major in Christian Studies will:
-prepare students with a strong theological foundation for the pragmatic aspects of leadership in the church or other types of ministry settings;
-provide students for effective leadership across a broad range of ministry areas;
-equip students with a solid specialization in the area of Christian Studies;
-qualify students for admission to doctorate-level studies such as a DMin or Ph.D.; and
-make students eligible for ordination in most denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Divinity: Christian Studies

90 Credits
Completion Time: 7-8 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Program Core Courses
BS 550 Systematic Theology
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 531 Church History
CS 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CC 504 Introduction to Care & Counseling
IC 510 World Religions & Cross-Cultural Ministry
ED 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
WA 575 Biblical Foundations of Worship
LS 612 The Dynamics of Leadership

Christian Studies Major
CS 571 Servant Leadership & Change
CS 601 The Ministry of Preaching
CS 570 Administration & Finance
3 additional Christian Studies or Biblical Studies courses
2 semesters of Hebrew or Greek language

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
9 credits Apprenticeship in Action

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