Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry

Christian Ministry Online

This two-year program is an excellent way to prepare for supporting Christian ministry in the local church. If you want to work in children’s ministry, teach Sunday School, or minister to the needs of church members, the AA in Christian Ministry might be just the degree for you. Gain a useful introduction to the important work of the local church while furthering your education. The Biblical Studies and Liberal Arts Cores undergird your ministry classes. As a result, you gain a foundation in communication and Bible knowledge.

Would you rather have a bachelor’s degree? Great! Begin your AA in Christian Ministry now and transfer your credits to one of Maranatha’s online bachelor’s degree programs when you are ready. We suggest continuing with the Bachelor of Science in Bible.

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Admissions Process

  • Submit a formal application to enroll in the program. This is free!
  • If you are transferring coursework, have official transcripts sent directly from your previous institution to Maranatha.

Academic Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 64 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours from Maranatha, earning at least 6 of the last 12 hours from Maranatha.
  • Earn a minimum of C- in major courses.

Financial Aid

  • All students interested in financial aid must complete a FAFSA application, using the code 016394 for Maranatha. Qualified students who have not completed an undergraduate degree may have grant options available.
  • Students must. . .
    • Complete the Maranatha Online admissions process.
    • Be financially eligible per federal determination.

The amount of the award is determined by the federal government, and certain types of financial aid require a minimum number of credit hours to be taken per semester.

Required Courses

Course NameCredits
English Composition 13
English Composition 23
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
The Modern World3
Liberal Arts Core Electives6
Old Testament Survey3
New Testament Survey3
Baptist Heritage3
Bible Doctrine 13
Bible Doctrine 23
Christian Life and Leadership3
Christian Ministry Electives17
Bible Electives6
Open Electives6