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Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry Degree

The Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry Degree is designed to prepare and launch students into their ministry and calling. It also provides first steps towards an advanced college degree.

We believe that a firm foundation built upon the truth of God’s Word, the Bible, is essential to achieve genuine Christian ministry. Therefore, Nations College emphasizes the Bible in all of its curriculum. Along with acquiring academic excellence, students learn how to receive and minister in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.

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Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Bible Concentration

The Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry degree program focuses on the Bible as its primary concentration. From its inception in 1974, Christ for all Nations has upheld the Word of God as central to all of its ministry endeavors. Sound biblical training and Holy Spirit impartation, coupled with signs and wonders following, is at the core of Christ for all Nations. The student will graduate with a deeper understanding of biblical and theological truths, along with a greater ability to minister in the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit.

Practical Experience

Nations College imparts a heart for ministry through instilling biblical principles and providing in-depth practical experience. Students experience hands-on ministry through local community outreaches, as well as in the local church.

Prepared for Advanced Education

Students who desire to pursue a bachelor’s or advanced degree may be able to transfer some or all of their credits to another Christian college or university (See “Articulation Agreements” in the Academic Catalog for a list of colleges that accept credits from the A.A.M. program at Nations College).


The leadership of Nations College is committed to providing practical ministry training at an affordable cost. Christ for all Nations School of Ministry offers the most affordable Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry degree of anywhere in the nation. Our tuition discount, payment plan and scholarships provide flexibility to ensure that you achieve your ministry training goals.

Degree Requirements

The Nations College Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry degree has the following requirements:

  • Completion of 65 semester hours
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Completion of required hours in the following areas:
    • General Education
    • Bible and Theology
    • Elective Concentration
  • Completion of Practical Ministry Experience.
  • Nations College indebtedness paid in full.

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Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry

Core Classes - 55 Hours

THE 1013 Spirit Empowered Living 3
THE 1033 Theology and Practice of Evangelism 3
THE 1023 Hermeneutics 3
THE 2013 Systematic Theology 3
THE 2023 Homiletics 3
BIB 1013 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 1023 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 1033 Pneumatology (theology of the Holy Spirit) 3
BIB 2013 Synoptic Gospels 3
BIB 1043 Romans and Galatians 3
BIB 2023 The Pentateuch 3

Applied Theology

ATH 2013 Five-Fold Ministry 3
ATH 2023 Gifts of the Spirit & Healing 3

General Education:

EDU 1011 – College Success 1
ENG 1013- College Writing 3
SOC 2013 – Foundations of Human Behavior 3
PHI 1013 – Christian Worldview & Ethics 3
MAT 1013 – Business Mathematics 3
HIS 2013 – Pentecostal Doctrine and History 3

Electives - 6 Hours - (Choose 2)

MIS 2013 Christian Missions 3
HUM 2013 World Religions 3
ATH 2033 Special Studies in Pastoral Ministries 3
PSY 2013 Marriage and the Family 3
ATH 2043 Evangelistic Preaching & the Gospel 3
ATH 2053 Evangelism from a Cultural Perspective 3
LEA 2013 Leadership Development 3
LEA 2023 Principles of Ministry Management 3

Practical Ministry – 4 Hours

PFM 1011 – Practicum I 1
PFM 1011 – Practicum II 1
PFM 1011 – Practicum III 1
PFM 1011 – Practicum IV 1
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