Associate of Applied Science in Evangelism

The Associate of Applied Science in Evangelism is designed to prepare ministers, laymen and church leaders in evangelism relating to Church and Para-church ministries. The focus is on the biblical and theological basis of evangelism and the various evangelistic strategies that are used in reaching people groups for Jesus Christ. It also provides foundation courses in biblical studies to develop a sound theology and a Christian worldview. This degree program is also well suited for students working in related fields of Church growth, missions, and institutional chaplaincy.

Upon satisfactory completion of the Associate in Evangelism, the graduate should be able to:
  1. Define a biblical theology of evangelism and missions that engages the culture.
  2. Formulate a philosophy of evangelism, the nature of the gospel and the essential elements of an evangelistic presentation.
  3. Employ various methods of evangelism that include community service, gospel proclamation, and social justice.
  4. Analyze current issues and models of church planting, church growth, and methods of training indigenous leadership.
  5. Organize evangelistic teams and communities in a diversity of cross-cultural settings.
  6. Evaluate the role of specific churches in evangelism, discipleship, multiplication, and evangelistic communities especially as it relates to church growth.
  7. Formulate an evangelistic plan, with specific steps for its implementation in the local church.
  8. Understand the tenets of other major world religions and know how to respond to them.

69% of graduates have reported that they are extremely confident or very confident in their ability to formulate an evangelistic plan, with specific steps for its implementation in the local church.  (Evangelism Assessment)

Program Requirements For A.A.S. In Evangelism

Total Required Courses = 63 Credit Hours

General Education Requirements
  English Composition I  
  English Composition II  
  Success in College  
  Foundation in Communication (Course options available)  
  Social Science (Course options available)  
  Arts/Humanities/Literature (Course options available)  
  Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics  
  Environmental Science  
Bible and Theology (Choose any 5 courses)
  Old Testament  
  New Testament History  
  Bible Study Methods  
  Life of Christ  
  Theology I  
  Theology II  
Church Ministries (Choose any 3 courses)
  Introduction to Christian Leadership  
  Christian Ethics  
  Spiritual Formation  
  Marriage and Family  
  The Reformation  
  Introduction to Evangelism  
  Introduction to Preaching  
  Preaching Lab  
  Evangelist’s Life and Ministry  
  Methods of Evangelism  
  History of Revivalists