Associate Degree
in Ministry Online

What is the Associate Degree in Ministry Online

The Associate Degree in Ministry Online is a Bible-based degree developed to equip man and women who want to enter the ministry. If you are looking for an affordable degree that will train you to serve God in your church, community, or the world, Lucent has the right program for you. The Associate Degree in Ministry Online covers introduction to the Scriptures, biblical interpretation, theology, evangelism, expository preaching, ethics, apologetics, biblical languages, church administration, counseling, and servant leadership.


The goal of the Associate Degree in Ministry Online program is to equip those called to the ministry. Those who successfully complete the program will be prepared to fully exercise any ministerial activity including becoming pastors, church leaders, missionaries, chaplains, teachers, etc. Upon the completion of the Degree, the student will have the ability to:

Become an engaging preacher
Teach with authority
Evangelize with effectiveness
Understand the Scriptures
Lead with strategy
Manage with professionalism
Grow your ministry
Defend the faith
Advance missions
Develop successful discipleship

An Associate Degree in Ministry prepares students for an effective career in ministry, church leadership, and educators. Graduates with an Associate Degree in Ministry can work as:

Youth Ministers
Organizational Administrators
Staff members

Lucent University is breaking down the economic barriers to global ministry training by offering the Associate Degree in Ministry Online at a low-cost to all nations. The tuition for each different country is determined by the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of the World Bank. Thus, the tuition price is based according to the country where the student lives. To check the monthly tuition for your country click here.

Low-cost, high-quality program
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All materials included
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Scholarships available

The professors that teach the Associate in Ministry program hold advanced degrees from the most prestigious Bible Colleges, Seminaries, and Universities in the world including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Baptist University, and Gateway Seminary. Lucent selects professors based on their faithfulness to the Scriptures, their academic background, lifetime achievements, and their talent to deliver dynamic classes.


Lucent uses the most advanced educational system ever created to deliver courses to students. Students enjoy their class watching videos recorded by the professors with perfect image and sound. Also, all the assignments are automatically organized for you. To know more about our Learning Management System click here.


The Master in Biblical Studies program has a total of 60 credit hours divided into 4 terms of 15 credit hours. Each term lasts approximately 6 months and is comprised of 5 courses. Each course includes video classes, video resources, reading, exams, writing projects, and interactions with Professors. Students may request to transfer credits from other institutions. Below you will find the list of the courses offered in the program (course offer may vary). Click on the course title to view the description of each discipline.


The course was developed for the Associate in Ministry program to provide an overview of the structure and usage of Modern English. The material covered in the course will provide basic knowledge of the form and function of Modern English and will be relevant to future courses in English composition. Topics include but are not limited to basic word structure, classification of words into what is traditionally known as ‘parts of speech’, description and analysis of various types of phrase structure and sentence structure, prescriptive verses descriptive approaches to grammar, stylistic and dialectal variation in English syntax and grammaticalization and language change.


The course was developed for the Associate in Ministry program to improve the ability of the students to communicate in everyday situations be in writing or speaking. Another focus of the programs is to lower the risk of others misunderstanding us. By studying the principles of communication, this course emphasizes the need for clarity and precision in written and spoken communication so that our audience may comprehend, and thus respond to, the content we present.


The course was developed for the Associate in Ministry program to provide a broad overview of various aspects of disciple making. It includes an introduction to missions, pastoral and youth ministries, worship leadership, and discipleship strategies. The biblical basis, principles, and practices of each area of one's ministry career are examined. The program focuses on the following areas: finding God's will, choosing your ministry, spiritual life, choosing the right partner, developing relationships within the church, church management, event planning, building programs, dealing with politics, denominational involvement, developing leadership, accountability, money matters, implementing the long-term vision, dealing with sin, facing disappointment, dealing with pride, and preparing for retirement.


The course was created for the Biblical Studies program to be an outline of the real elements of the board. Accentuation is on planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating, and imparting. Upon culmination, understudies ought to have the capacity to fill in as contributing individuals from a group using these elements of the executives. This course has been endorsed to fulfill the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a for every major or potentially elective course necessity.


To enroll in the Associate Degree in Ministry Online the candidate must have a High School Diploma or an equivalent secondary degree. Candidates that have English as their native language are exempt from taking the Test of English Comprehension (TEC).

Non-native speakers must take the TEC. The TEC is free of charge. The test has a total of 100 multiple choice questions. The candidate has 90 minutes to complete the test. In order to be approved to the Associate Degree in Ministry Online, a minimum of 70% correct answers is required.

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Step 1. Fill out the enrollment form and select the Associate Degree in Ministry program. After submitting the enrollment form you will receive a WELCOME EMAIL with instructions on how to setup your password.

Step 2. After you setup your password you will take the free Test of English Comprehension (TEC). After completing the TEC, you will receive instructions on how to pay for your tuition. Those who have English as their first language are exempt from taking the TEC and will receive a welcome email with instructions to go directly to step 3.

Step 3. Pay your monthly tuition. After your payment is completed your program will be available immediately to you.