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Synoptic Gospels: The Life and Teachings of Christ
(BIB 112)

This course is a study of the life of Christ from the viewpoint of the Synoptic Gospels— Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This course will help students grasp the important events in Christ’s life. It enables the student to preach and teach about Christ with greater understanding and effectiveness, and it challenges him or her to follow Christ’s personally with greater dedication and stronger devotion in service to Him.

Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
(BIB 121)

This course will focus on the science and art of Biblical Interpretation. The aim is to foster and encourage a deeper understanding of the scriptures, as well as to engage the student in analysis and theological reflection through the use of various interpretive methods. The student will be given sample passages of Scripture to which he or she will apply the guidelines of biblical interpretation that they have learned.

New Testament Survey
(BIB 212)

An examination of the development of redemptive history throughout the New Testament in the context of its geographical and cultural background. Key themes and selected critical issues are discussed with a view to aiding students develop a biblically-informed worldview.

Old Testament Survey
(BIB 214)

This course is an introduction to the study of the Old Testament. Emphasis will be placed upon the background, structure, and content of each book. This course is a study of beginnings. It shows how the ancient inspired Hebrew writers expressed in narrative form a record of God’s saving deeds from the beginning of God’s work with all humankind. From these narratives, students can see God’s unfolding plan of redemption through what Christians believe to be God’s revelation.

Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model
(MIN 171)

It’s not a mystery why some churches grow, some remain stagnant, and others decline. The biblical principles for spiritual multiplication are evident in the pages of Scripture. This course points us to the heart of dynamic church growth: creating Spirit-empowered disciples who are involved in five activities—connect, grow, serve, go, and worship—to change individuals, families, and communities with the love and power of God’s mighty Spirit. Combining a strong biblical approach with inspirational insights and personal stories, Garrison shares the Acts 2 church model that can renew the spiritual vitality of your congregation. The church of Acts 2 turned the first-century world upside down for Jesus. God wants to use your church to do the same today.

Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
(MIN 181)

A biblical approach to the relationships that are important to the minister, both personally and professionally. It looks at temperament theory and its relevance to human relations. This course examines relationships and ethics in view of the minister’s personal growth, ministry challenges, people in the community, and other ministers.

Beginning Ministerial Internship
(MIN 191)

The first of three required internships. This course helps the student develop the right attitude for ministry. It examines characteristics to be avoided and tests to be passed in the life of a minister. It further focuses on public aspects of ministry, such as teaching, preaching, and leading meetings. The personal life of the minister, including time management and personal health, is also discussed.

Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
(THE 114)

An examination of the four cardinal doctrines of the Assemblies of God: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are examined at length. The person, work, gifts, and ministry of the Holy Spirit are the topics examined in this biblical study. Among the questions discussed from both the Old and New Testaments are these: Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit? How do I live a Spirit-filled life? Special emphasis will be placed upon the Statement of Fundamentals of Truth of the Assemblies of God as the framework for this study.

Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance
(THE 142)

A study of the historical development and governing policies of the Assemblies of God. The Fellowship’s history in America and its worldwide missions program is told through stories of the personalities involved. Includes a study of the ecclesiastical structure of the Assemblies of God, with particular attention to the General Council Constitution and By Laws in relation to credentialed ministers, local churches, Ministry Networks, the General Council, and doctrines and practices that are approved and disapproved.

Introduction to Theology: A Pentecostal Perspective
(THE 211)

A study of bibliology—the doctrine of Scripture, with a focus on the nature of revelation and the inspiration and authority of Scripture and the development and transmission of the canon; Theology Proper—the doctrine of God’s existence, attributes, works, and the Trinity; Christology—the theology of the Person and work of Jesus Christ, including consideration of His names, nature, offices, humiliation, atoning death, resurrection, and exaltation; Anthropology— the theology of the human condition (origin, nature, and fall); and soteriology—the divine plan of salvation (regeneration, justification, adoption, sanctification, and deliverance) for the believer.

Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon
(BIB 117)

A practical study of the principles Paul wrote to the churches during his imprisonment. This course is an exegetical study of each book with special emphasis placed upon the doctrinal teachings of the Apostle Paul.

Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in the Believer
(BIB 151)

A thorough study of the content, purposes, principles, and applications of Acts. The course emphasizes the role of the Holy Spirit in the early church and today. Attention is given to the geographical, numerical, cultural, and theological growth of the church from Jerusalem to Rome. The journeys of Paul are examined as the background for his epistles.

The Local Church in Evangelism
(MIN 123)

A study of the contemporary history and practices of evangelism in the church, with an emphasis on the techniques and methods used in personal witnessing. The course also trains students in the art of lifestyle evangelism.

Introduction to Homiletics
(MIN 223)

A basic study of the principles of Christian preaching. The course emphasizes biblical exposition and deals with practical matters such as the preparation of sermons, the sources of materials, the construction of sermon components, the variety of sermon types, and the delivery of sermons.

Effective Leadership
(MIN 251)

The Twenty-first century is the most advanced age in history, but effective biblical leadership has never been more needed. This course is designed to provide a biblical approach to the principles of Servant Leadership. This course applies those principles to move each believer in corporate obedience and service to God, by sharing the tools and practical skills needed to be a servant leader with spiritual guidelines to live a life of integrity.

Introduction to Assemblies of God Missions
(MIN 261)

This course is an introduction in the science of missions. It is a survey of the theology, history, and methods of Christian missions in general and within the Assemblies of God in particular. Special emphasis is placed upon recent developments, critical issues, trends, and missions as they are carried out through national and local churches.

Conflict Management for Church Leaders
(MIN 281)

A biblical approach to conflict resolution. This course offers a scriptural way to deal with the inevitable occasions when conflict arises, particularly in a church setting. It offers practical principles for resolving the conflict in a manner that is pleasing to God. The lordship of Jesus Christ and his methodology in resolving conflict form the basis for this study.

Intermediate Ministerial Internship
(MIN 291)

The second of three required internships. This course helps the student develop the right attitude for ministry. It examines characteristics to be avoided and tests to be passed in the life of a minister. It further focuses on public aspects of ministry, such as teaching, preaching, and leading meetings. The personal life of the minister, including time management and personal health, is also discussed.

Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come
(THE 245)

An advanced study of the doctrine of last things, including topics such as death, Resurrection and Rapture, views of the Tribulation, millennial views, judgment, and the final state of the righteous and the wicked.

The Corinthian Correspondence
(BIB 313)

This volume studies 1 and 2 Corinthians, providing the student with truths for teaching and preaching as well as practical assistance in dealing with the issues facing today’s church. The student will learn how Paul instructed the Corinthians to deal with division and difficulty. By applying these same principles, the student will be prepared to deal with the challenges of ministry in the twenty-first century.

The Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy
(BIB 318)

An in-depth study of the first five books of the Old Covenant. This course will help the student to trace the nation of Israel from its beginnings until the time of its entrance into the Promised Land. Special emphasis will be devoted to God’s relationship with His creation, Covenants, and the revelation of God’s character are examined. The Pentateuch forms the foundation upon which the New Testament covenant is based and is an important study for anyone wishing to understand the entire Bible more completely.

Poetic Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs
(BIB 322)

A study of the five books of poetry or wisdom—Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. These books cover issues such as suffering, parenting, and the fear of the Lord, teaching us how to live. The course is designed to help the student in his or her own walk with God and in ministering to others who need instruction.

Preaching in a Contemporary World
(MIN 325)

The purpose of this course is to help students and preachers present life-changing messages that connect with the world around them. The course will focus on presenting messages that are true, clear, interesting, and relevant. Students will be challenged to present messages that are true to the intent and power of Scripture. The course will also examine the post-modern culture and offer help in making messages relevant to the needs and concerns of this audience.

Church Administration, Law, and Finance
(MIN 327)

An introductory study of many principles, procedures, and techniques used in today’s business world as they apply to the local church and its leadership. Attention is given to organizing and staffing functions of the church, practical methods of raising money for the church’s expenses, keeping good records, and managing the church’s money, facilities, and equipment. It also gives students a practical understanding of the law in order to recognize and resolve legal questions confronting pastors and churches today.

Pastoral Ministry
(MIN 281)

An examination of pastoral ministry in three areas: preparation, responsibilities, and relationships. The unit on preparation focuses on a pastor’s qualifications, devotional life, and personal life. A unit on responsibilities analyzes preaching and teaching, worship, pastoral care, leading, training, forming cell groups, and special services. The final unit examines a pastor’s relationships with lay leaders, staff, work, and calling. This is a principle-centered study to lay a lifelong foundation for the pastoral ministry.

Advanced Ministerial Internship
(MIN 391)

The final required internship. Each internship requires the student to work with a local pastor to gain hands-on experience in various ministry activities. This course discusses the importance of a good attitude in ministry as well as many functions of ministry such as weddings and funerals. It also emphasizes servant leadership and the minister’s devotional life. Students will need to have their mentoring session with an Ordained minister of the Assemblies of God.

Prayer and Worship
(THE 311)

An overview of the biblical teaching on prayer and worship leads to practical considerations for cultivating intimacy with Christ in every aspect of life, from personal, private prayer to corporate celebration. Students will discover the joys and benefits of a dynamic prayer life and gain a fresh appreciation for the many ways in which the Holy Spirit makes prayer and worship both meaningful and powerful. An examination of some of the common challenges of prayer, such as learning to hear God’s voice, the problem of unanswered prayer, and what to do when it seems God is not speaking, is followed by practical insight for becoming more effective and fervent prayer warriors.

Practice Test for Credentialing
(PT 001)

We created this resource to be a guided study to help prepare you for your credentialing exam. This practice test is designed to help you find where your gaps of knowledge are and then point you to where to go to study more. Rest assured if you go through this course, you will be OVER-PREPARED for the credentialing exam. We have done our best to make this study experience a helpful, interactive, and time efficient means of preparing for your test.

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Interact 10+ times with a real professor in every course.

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Students record themselves teaching the materials for 5 minutes as their final projects for each course.

Common Questions

What is the workload like?

On average, students seem to finish a course in about 20-30 hours of work.

Can I transfer from other AG schools?

Yes. We have a system to help guide you through this process here.

What if I need to stop my subscription?

You can pause your subscription any time you wish. You will still be able to log in and view your records and course progress. When you are ready to continue, you only need to go back to the course catalog to subscribe again.

Can I earn real college credit?

Yes! Through our transfer agreements with multiple AG universities, you can earn more than a full year of credits through our courses.

What happens after I complete all of my courses?

You can request your transcript to be sent wherever you want. For example, students have sent it out to their district offices for credentialing or to other universities to continue their studies.

How do I get help?

You can find more answers to other common questions on our FAQ. You can also directly contact us, or message your professor.

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