Associate of Arts in Ministry (A.Min.)

Credit Hours: 60

 

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Textbooks: some included, not all included

Video Teachings: Included with course

 

 

Book Teachings 

 

To complete the course and earn the credit hours, each student must write a 10-page essay highlighting the relevance of the book and how they believe this knowledge will help them execute this degree program more effectively.

 

  • All essays must be submitted to heartbibleinstitute@gmail.com

  • Program Total: 30 credit hours

  • Some Textbooks are NOT included. Click on links to order books.

 

For more information, contact us at 813-445-3905 Submit by clicking on this link enrollment form.

 

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CC 101 Sociology of Marriage and Family Life

CC 101 Marriage and Family Life 

GE 103 English Composition
GE 112 Introduction to Management


RS 109 Spiritual Formation: Journey to Wholeness
RS 219 Dynamics of Christian leadership
BI 103 The Pentateuch
BI 202 The Book of Acts


BI 203 Pauline Epistles: 
CC 201 Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives
GE 220 Financial Integrity and Stewardship
RS 105 Theology of Worship
RS 212 Speech and Communication: Homiletics

 

 

 

 

To complete the course and earn the credit hours, each student must write a 3-page essay on each video, highlighting the relevance and how they believe this knowledge will help them execute this degree program more effectively.

 

 


MIN103 CHRISTIAN ETHICS 3 hrs.

MIN103a CHRISTIAN ETHICS 3 hrs.
A Christian perspective on the science of human duty is presented along with a discussion of the major problems and both ancient and modern solutions.


MIN104 SPIRITUAL FORMATION 3 hrs.
This course focuses on the development of the fruit of the Spirit in the believer’s life, with emphasis on the spiritual disciplines necessary to accomplish growth in grace; as well as the concept of authority, including the consequences of obedience and rebellion and proper relationships between those in authority and those under authority.

 

MIN105A YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP
MIN105B EVANGELISM 3 hrs.


Developing an effective strategy for youth Discipleship and Evangelism. This involves the practical aspects of sharing faith and positive ways to win others to Christ. Emphasis is on mentoring and the leadership development of youth advisors and students. Other emphases include leading students in developing a devotional life, the study of existing youth discipleship programs, and the application of small group dynamics.

 

MIN209 INTRODUCTION TO PREACHING 3 hrs.
A study will be made of the fundamentals of preaching, providing principles of outline construction and delivery techniques. A survey of various sermon types and technical aspects of each will be made.

 

MIN210 PREACHING LAB 1 hr. 
Prerequisite: MIN209
A course designed to implement the homiletical instruction received in Introduction to Preaching. Various types of sermons are assigned to the student throughout the semester in an attempt to promote the development of individual style. The course consists of two hours of lab on a weekly basis for one semester and is designed for practical in-class sermon delivery.

Students must prepare 2 sermons on each topic (find examples online)

  • Expository. An expository sermon uses biblical text to form all three elements: theme, main point, and minor points. ...

  • Textual. Textual sermons use biblical text to form the main point and minor points of your sermon. ...

  • Topical. Topical sermons use Biblical text to form the minor points of your sermon. ...

 

MIN213 PRINCIPLES OF PRAYER 3 hrs.
This course is an introduction to both instruction and application regarding the various kinds of prayer, with an emphasis on the necessity of faith and the reality of the spiritual world.

 

MIN222 PASTORAL THEOLOGY 3 hrs.
The administration, organization, and polity of the church. This course will also examine church ordinances, public relations, pastor-board relations, and management of church staff.

 

MIN226 PRINCIPLES OF PASTORAL LEADERSHIP 3 hrs.
The course will provide the student with an understanding of the Biblical and Theological aspects of Christian leadership and how to develop as a leader called to serve the body of Christ.

 

MIN233 FOUNDATION OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES 3 hrs.


Surveys programs, planning and outreach strategies, and basic concepts of ministering to children in the current culture. Seeks to provide an understanding of biblical basis and concepts of ministering to children, the role of the parents in children’s ministries, and role of the Children’s Pastor with regards to lay, leaders/workers, Senior Pastor, and other staff members, parents/guardians, and the church in general.

 

MIN240 CHURCH MINISTRY SEMINAR 3 hrs.
The course surveys the student’s calling and helps the student give definition to that calling within the five-fold ministry. The different ministries of the local church are surveyed. The student will have the hands-on opportunity to organize and develop a project within the framework of the ministry of World Harvest Church.

 

MIN251 PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH PLANTING 3 hrs.
Deals with the expansion of the Kingdom of God through the planting of divinely patterned local churches. Basic principles for planning and starting a church will be discussed. Focus is given to help students discover and align God’s purpose for their lives with His plan for the Local Church, and the Last Days Harvest.

 

MIN252 PASTORAL CARE 3 hrs.
The course is a study on the work of the pastor as the shepherd and caregiver to God’s people within the community of faith. Practical applications within this class will encompass hospital and home visitation, mock weddings, funerals, baptisms and communion, and Christian counseling and deliverance as a tool for the pastoral ministry.

 

MIN263 BUILDING CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES 3 hrs.
Prerequisite: MIN233
Planning and promoting programs and events that minister to children. Includes instruction on using puppets, video, human video, and drama. Fundraising and budgeting are covered as well as developing children’s church services, vacation Bible schools, neighborhood outreaches, disciplining children, and ministering to families.

 

MIN270 YOUTH PASTORS: PROGRAMS AND MINISTRY 3 hrs.
The purpose of this course is to teach about interpersonal relationships and leadership skills. The individual who plans to become a youth pastor will learn how to relate to pastors, church staff, church boards, parents and people that he or she will be responsible to work with. Emphasis will also be placed on management skills, vision, the role, and responsibilities of the youth pastor, personal growth, integrity, and legal issues in ministry. The course will also help the prospective youth pastor properly design a two-year comprehensive youth ministry program based on the things learned in MIN271.

 

MIN271 STRATEGIES FOR YOUTH MINISTRY 3 hrs.
It provides a comprehensive philosophy of youth ministry. Goal setting, writing a mission statement, the call of a youth pastor, and developing a personal philosophy of youth ministry are covered. Students learn to develop a youth program consistent with their philosophy of youth ministry. Practical aspects covered include planning youth events, church calendar logistics, and developing a teaching/preaching schedule.

 

MIN301 CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT 3 hrs.
A study of the functions of church management; includes the analysis and the planning, organization, staffing, controlling, and directing responsibilities of a manager and the theory and applicability of management by objectives. The course provides a working knowledge of the administration of a local independent Pentecostal church including budget planning and implementation. The student will learn to manage a team of their peers in the planning, implementation, and assessment of a ministry project.

 

MIN302 MOLDING THROUGH MENTORSHIP 3 hrs.
This course unites practical application and leadership development through the relationship of the mentoring process. Careful scrutiny of “the whys”, and “the hows” of leading people in a multifaceted society will be learned through observation and close relationship with a mentor actively involved in that process. Practical application and development of ministry concepts are the goals for the 2-semester experience under the guidance of the ministry supervisor. The experience allows the student to learn by being involved in the observation, contemplation, and practice of ministry.

 

For more information, contact us at 813-445-3905 or submit your enrollment application now!

 

General Studies

Foundation of Faith 

Evangelism

Management 

Excellence in Leadership

Old Testament survey

New Testament survey

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Jude