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Associate of Arts in Ministry

This program of study challenges emerging leaders to influence the world from a biblical worldview.

Solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

This program allows students to build a degree based-upon their chosen area of ministry focus. Students have a degree of flexibility in deciding which aspects of Christian ministry they want to study. 24 credit hours of the program are selected by the student from Bible, Ministry Leadership, Counseling, Leadership, Intercultural Studies, and Worship Courses, allowing the student to pursue a highly-customized program of study that meets their unique needs.

Outcomes
  • Educate (Theological Depth and Cultural Context): Students will have a thorough understanding of the biblical and theological dimensions of the practical ministry.
  • Equip (Communication and Specialized Ministry Skills): Students will have essential communication skills, enabling them to articulate theological concepts and practical ministerial strategies.
  • Empower (Practical Ministry Preparedness): Students will have practical ministry experience, through hands-on activities and real-world applications in preparation for service in diverse ministry contexts or further ministry education.

Time & Cost

Many people would like to complete a degree and stay out of debt. 

The Associate of Arts in Ministry program requires 20 courses + Student Orientation (or 61 credit hours), which can be completed in 1-2 years for full-time students. Courses are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). Manna U’s low tuition rates enable students to receive solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience and not be hindered financially.

2024 - 2025 Undergraduate Tuition Rate

$230 per credit hour

Fees

Scholarships are available for students who do not use military education benefits or federal financial aid.

Courses

Full details can be found in the most recent academic catalog.

Student Orientation

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate Student Orientation 1

Bible & Theology Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Twenty-One Credit Hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 21

English Nonelectives

All Students Must Take ENG 111 & ENG 112

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Math or Science Elective

Select Any Three Credit Hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Statistics 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours: 3

Personal Formation Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Six Credit Hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

A.A. Ministry Major Courses

Select Any Twenty-Four Credit Hours

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 220 Defense Against the Dark Arts 3
BIB 230 Book of Genesis 3
BIB 240 Book of Psalms 3
CLG 120 Jesus and Women 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 3
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 3
CLG 210 Women in the Church 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 3
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
CNS 230 Research Methods 3
ELE 104 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 105 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 106 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 107 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ENG 201 The Writings of C.S. Lewis 3
HUM 110 Introduction to Biblical Literature 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
HUM 210 Western Europe Study Tour 3
LEA 201 Ethics 3
LEA 210 Christian Leadership 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
LEA 250 Introduction to Ministry Operations 3
MIS 130 Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions 3
MIS 200 Missions and the Local Church 3
MIS 201 World Missions 3
MIS 202 Intercultural Communication I: General Focus 3
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 104 Apologetic Issues for Cross-Cultural Engagement 3
WSH 210 Worship Foundations 3
WSH 230 Worship Essentials 3
Total Credit Hours: 24

 

Admissions

To become a student at Manna U, follow these two steps:

1.  Complete an application, which includes:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (linked to application)
  • An essay, written by the applicant, of his/her conversion experience (300-600 words), in a format that is typed and double spaced, using 12 pt. font size;
  • A Pastoral Reference* from the Pastor of the church that the applicant regularly attends;
  • A Personal Reference* from someone who has known you for two years or more and is not related to you.
    Applicants will enter an email address for their selected references and a link to the online reference forms will be sent once the application is submitted.

2.  Order your official high school, G.E.D., or previous college transcripts (minimum 2.0 GPA is preferred for Undergraduate Applicants, and a minimum 2.7 GPA is preferred for Graduate Applicants).

Note: official transcripts are sent directly from one school/college to another. You can arrange to have your transcripts sent electronically to registrar@manna.edu, or a paper copy can be sent to our mailing address:

Manna University
Attn: Registrar’s Office
439 Westwood Shopping Center
PMB 106
Fayetteville, NC 28314

All applicants applying for admission to one of Manna U’s graduate programs must submit official transcripts showing an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent academic achievement approved by Manna U’s Academic Office. Students who plan to use military education benefits must submit transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.

Students who plan to use military education benefits must submit transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.

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Student Story

Andre's Story

Like most of today’s college students, Andre leads a busy life. Balancing family, work, and serving at his local church is a tough act, but he sensed the need to sharpen his leadership for effective Kingdom impact.

“The divinity program is designed to challenge the student’s current perception of the world through sound biblical truths. I appreciate this the most because it opened my mind as well as my heart.”

Effective Leaders Bring Lasting Impact

Jesus chose twelve leaders who were from differing backgrounds. Many religious leaders in that time would have overlooked them. Through teaching and training, He prepared them to lead a movement that changed the world. Whatever your call may be, training at Manna U can help you engage in this kind of transformational leadership.

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