Associate in Ministerial Leadership

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Explore leadership principles as you develop and grow your ministry skills.

Acquire a strong foundation in the Bible, theology, spiritual development, leadership principles, church ministry and church operations in preparation for a career in church leadership.

About This Degree

Our university’s purpose has been to cultivate ministers and missionaries since our founding in 1935. Learn from our experienced professors, who strive for academic excellence, outstanding teaching, and uncompromising Christian faith.

Program Highlights

The online Associate in Ministerial Leadership degree program prepares you for ministry leadership — in local churches, faith-based non-profit organizations, and other ministry contexts — through an interdisciplinary curriculum of courses in foundational core (i.e., English, psychology, math, science, etc.), Bible, theology, ministry, and ministry practicum.

This degree teaches you to:

  • Interpret and apply the Bible to your role as a ministry leader.
  • Apply basic Christian theology to leading people in local churches and other ministry settings.
  • Construct and deliver life-changing sermons.
  • Apply the ideas you are learning in your courses to real-life ministry work in a local church through two required ministry practicum courses.

Program Details

Credit Hours: 62

Est. Program Length: 24 months

Tuition: See rates

Our flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Contact your admission counselor for details about transferring your prior college credits to SEU.

Career Ideas

Our Associate in Ministerial Leadership degree provides you with the necessary skills to pursue several career paths.

Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • Youth Pastor
  • Children’s Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Bible Study Leader