Ministerial Studies with Leadership Honors Diploma

Students who are seeking a more challenging ministry and leadership training experience and who are willing to invest increased time and effort should consider the Ministerial Studies with Leadership Honors Diploma. This program offers the opportunity for enhanced spiritual growth both as an individual and as an effective leader in the church. This program emphasizes the valuable influence of experienced ministry mentoring, personal discipleship and development, evangelism, and the fruitfulness of discipling others. Students who enroll in this diploma program must accept the responsibility to find a qualified mentor, invest time in a mentor relationship, and complete additional requirements related to personal development and ministry.

Students must complete the following requirements in addition to completing the ministerial studies courses listed below:

  • Fifteen hours of mentor meetings (including via electronic means) while completing each program level (Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3). Students who complete the entire Leadership Honors program will have completed a minimum of forty-five mentoring hours.
  • A capstone project for each of the three program levels. Additional information is available in the Capstone Project Instructions packet. The Leadership Honors program must be the declared program of study for a student to be able to enroll in and receive a grade for the Leadership Honors capstone projects.
  • Service Learning Requirements (SLRs) will be completed under the supervision of a mentor.

Students who successfully complete all Leadership Honors requirements for Level One will be credited with the course, Intermediate Ministerial Internship. Students who successfully complete all Leadership Honors requirements for Level Two will be credited with the course, Advanced Ministerial Internship. This means that the only internship course students are required to enroll in and pay fees for is the Beginning Ministerial Internship in Level One. See more information below under General Instructions.

Students who successfully complete all of the following courses and projects will be awarded the Ministerial Studies with Leadership Honors Diploma.

Please note: Ministerial credentials are issued by the General Council of the Assemblies of God, not by Global University. This program provides academic training, not ministerial recognition.

Level One (Certified Minister) - Leadership Honors

  • CAP0110 Level 1 Capstone Project
  • BIB 114 Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
  • THE 114 Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
  • BIB 115 Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
  • BIB 117 Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon
  • BIB 121 Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
  • MIN 123 The Local Church in Evangelism
  • MIN171 A Spirit-Empowered Church: an Acts 2 Ministry Model (required course in 2018)
  • THE 142 Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance *
  • MIN 181 Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
  • MIN 191 Beginning Ministerial Internship

* THE411 The Church: Pentecost to Reformation may be taken in place of THE142 Assemblies of God History, Missions & Governance for those students who are not pursuing Assemblies of God credentials or who are not affiliated with the Assemblies of God. Credential candidates may not take THE411 in place of THE142.

Level Two (Licensed Minister) - Leadership Honors

  • CAP0120 Level 2 Capstone Project
  • THE 211 Introduction to Theology: A Pentecostal Perspective
  • BIB 212 New Testament Survey
  • BIB 214 Old Testament Survey
  • BIB 215 Romans: Justification by Faith
  • MIN 223 Introduction to Homiletics
  • THE 245 Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come
  • MIN 251 Effective Leadership
  • MIN 261 Introduction to Assemblies of God Missions
  • MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders
  • MIN 291 Intermediate Ministerial Internship (This course is satisfied upon completion of Level One)

Level Three (Ordained Minister) - Leadership Honors

  • CAP0130 Level 3 Capstone Project
  • THE 311 Prayer and Worship
  • BIB 313 The Corinthian Correspondence
  • BIB 318 The Pentateuch
  • BIB 322 The Poetic Books
  • MIN 325 Preaching in the Contemporary World
  • MIN 327 Church Administration, Finance, and Law
  • MIN 381 Pastoral Ministry
  • MIN 391 Advanced Ministerial Internship (This course is satisfied upon completion of Level Two)