Point University’s applied ministry courses enable our students to apply classroom knowledge in practical, in-person ministry situations. The applied ministry program gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and apply them to their particular interest, be it music, art, outreach, youth, or sports. The goal of this program is not only personal growth for the student but also blessing in the lives of others in the community.

Point University offers the Associate of Arts in Applied Ministry in cooperation with church partners committed to educating the next generation of Christian leaders. The program equips students with a broad grounding in the arts and sciences, along with foundational preparation for effective service in church and ministry environments. It includes an extended ministry practicum under the mentorship of Point instructors and professional staff of partner churches.

All courses in the program are intended for transfer. Graduates may continue their studies to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Ministry.

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Point University’s applied ministry courses enable our students to apply classroom knowledge in practical, in-person ministry situations. The applied ministry program gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and apply them to their particular interest, be it music, art, outreach, youth, or sports. The goal of this program is not only personal growth for the student but also blessing in the lives of others in the community.

Point University offers the Associate of Arts in Applied Ministry in cooperation with church partners committed to educating the next generation of Christian leaders. The program equips students with a broad grounding in the arts and sciences, along with foundational preparation for effective service in church and ministry environments. It includes an extended ministry practicum under the mentorship of Point instructors and professional staff of partner churches.

All courses in the program are intended for transfer. Graduates may continue their studies to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Ministry.

Program Goals

Equip students with essential habits and skills for lifelong learning and success.

  • Students develop a plan that analyzes and capitalizes on their strengths to achieve relational, academic, and professional success.
  • Graduates employ effective study habits and time management skills.
  • Graduates locate and use information resources
  • Graduates demonstrate basic computer literacy.
  • Graduates read with understanding, think critically, and develop reasoned arguments.
  • Graduates communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Graduates form, maintain, and enjoy healthy relationships with others, including persons from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Graduates work effectively to accomplish tasks both independently and within teams.

Equip students to apply basic content, principles, and methodologies of the primary areas of knowledge, including the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.

  • Graduates apply philosophical, literary, and artistic concepts to illuminate cultural artifacts and worldview issues.
  • Graduates apply religious, philosophical, psychological, social, political, economic, and cultural concepts to illuminate human behavior and social trends.
  • Graduates articulate and apply scientific concepts, principles, and methods.
  • Graduates apply mathematical concepts and methods to investigate and solve real-world problems and questions.

Help students develop a foundational working knowledge of God’s redemptive activity in history as reflected in the biblical metanarrative.

  • Students demonstrate familiarity with key actors in the story of scripture (e.g. God, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, Paul, and Holy Spirit).
  • Students demonstrate familiarity with key events and their chronological relationship to one another (e.g. Creation, Fall, Exodus, Babylonian Exile, Maccabean Revolt, Christ’s death and resurrection, Paul’s missionary journeys).
  • Students demonstrate familiarity with significant cultural and theological developments (e.g. Abrahamic promises, Mosaic Law, messianic hope, synagogue, New Covenant, the Church), with a special emphasis on the coming of the Messiah and the emerging Kingship of God.
  • Students demonstrate a basic working knowledge of biblical Christology, with an emphasis on Davidic Christology.
  • Students demonstrate a working knowledge of the primary features of early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature and theology.
  • Students demonstrate a basic working knowledge of biblical geography.
  • Students reflect on worldview issues raised by Scripture and various cultures (e.g. supernaturalism vs. materialism, the nature of God and human beings).

Lay a theological and philosophical foundation for studies at Point University.

  • Students articulate Point’s mission and aims as a Christian University.
  • Students consider how a Point University education can equip them to embrace the Kingship of God over their lives and promote His redemptive purposes through their chosen disciplines and professions.

Challenge students to pursue and experience spiritual formation—that is, being with Christ, becoming like Christ, and participating in the redemptive work of Christ.

  • Students discuss purposes and historical processes of spiritual formation.
  • Students experiment with spiritual disciplines that deepen their relationship with God and promote spiritual formation.
  • Students articulate the role of believers in the Body of Christ and principles of congregational formation.
  • Students address worldview issues from a Christian perspective.
  • Students articulate their personal philosophy for practicing their chosen discipline or profession in ways that promote the Kingship of God and advance His redemptive work in the world.

Equip students with foundational competencies for Christian ministry.

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of New Testament concepts of ministry and the application of those principles in ministry environments.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of leading or serving in a ministry environment.
  • Students demonstrate foundational competencies for Christian ministry through a mentored ministry practicum.
POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS
  • Christian Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Parachurch Ministry
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