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Associate Degree in Christian Ministries

Wesley Seminary’s Associate of Science with a major in Christian Ministries is an enriching program designed for those called to serve in various capacities within Christian ministry. This comprehensive Christian ministry degree program is accessible entirely online, spanning over 27 months and encompassing 20 meticulously designed courses to facilitate a flexible yet profound learning experience tailored for aspiring ministers, lay leaders, and those seeking to deepen their understanding and practice of Christian ministry.

Additionally, this program offered by Wesley Seminary bridges the gap between academic rigor and practical ministry skills, ensuring that students are well-prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of ministry work in today’s diverse contexts.

What Will I Learn in this Christian Ministries Program?

Prepare to engage with a curriculum that encompasses a broad spectrum of theological, biblical, and practical ministry studies. You will explore the theological underpinnings of Christian ministry, develop a deeper understanding of biblical teachings, and acquire practical skills essential for effective ministry leadership. From pastoral care and counseling to church administration and leadership, this program offers a holistic education designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and spiritual depth required to thrive in Christian ministry roles, both within and beyond the church setting.

Apply to get your Christian ministry degree at IWU today!

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours


$309/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You'll Study

Coursework for your associate’s degree in Christian Ministries covers how to:

  • Apply a Christian & Biblical worldview with a Wesleyan-Arminian Perspective to basic ministry tasks
  • Demonstrate entry level ministry skills for local church and parachurch organizations
  • Exhibit Christlike motivations, dispositions, and character through spiritual formation for ongoing spiritual and ministerial health
  • Apply leadership skills within a local church context

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Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
  • Completion of 60 semester hours
  • Completion of the required core (major) courses with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 15 hours of the core (major) taken at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified
  • Payment of all tuition and fees in order to receive a diploma
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at