Emmanuel Bible College

ASSOCIATE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES IN LAY MINISTRIES

 

The Associate of Biblical Studies in Lay Ministries degree (A.A.L.M.) is a 64-semester- hour degree designed for persons who wish to gain ministry skills and knowledge in order to serve as lay workers in churches or Christian organizations. The degree is based on a strong general studies component and introductory studies in Bible, theology, and ministry principles. While not providing all the competencies for completion of ordination education requirements, the program gives foundational knowledge and skills for lay contribution to the work of the church either as volunteers or as paid staff members. Persons who desire to complete ordination requirements may do so by taking approximately eleven additional courses.