DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY - Christian Ministry

The Diploma in Theology qualifies students to apply for PAOC licensed ministry credentials. Further information on credentialing is available from your PAOC or PAONL District Office.

Students enrolled in the Diploma in Theology (Christian Ministry) will grow in valuable professional skill sets while learning how to be effective for the Kingdom wherever they are planted - whether it is in a church, personal business, corporate organization or other career path.

Year 1


Orientation to Online Learning                                                                                                    1 cr. hr.

Bible As Story 3 cr. hrs.
Hermeneutics 3 cr. hrs.
Gospels 3 cr. hrs.
GS Elective (Recommended: Interpersonal Communication) 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Personal Formation 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Personal Effectiveness 1 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Relationships 1 cr. hrs.
PS Elective (Recommended: Foundations of Family Ministry) 3 cr. hrs.
PS Elective (Recommended: Leadership and Team Dynamics) 3 cr. hrs.
Theology I:  God & the Human Condition 3 cr. hrs.
GS Elective (Recommended: Worldviews and Contemporary Culture) 3 cr. hrs.
Open Elective 3 cr. hrs.

Year 2

Church History 3 cr. hrs.
Pentateuch 3 cr. hrs.
Homiletics 3 cr. hrs.
Pauline Literature: Romans 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Volunteers 1 cr. hrs.
Theology II:  Soteriology/Christology

3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Meetings 3 cr. hrs.
GS Elective (Recommended: English Composition) 3 cr. hrs.
Open Elective 3 cr. hrs.
GS Elective (Recommended: Introduction to Psychology) 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Language Usage 3 cr. hrs.
BT Elective 3 cr. hrs.

Year 3

Pastoral Letters 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Counselling 3 cr. hrs.
Pentecostal History 3 cr. hrs.
PS Elective (Recommended: Leadership Systems & Services) 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Life 3 cr. hrs.
GS Elective (Recommended: Ethics) 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Theology (Luke/Acts) 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Theology 3 cr. hrs.
Expository Presentation 3 cr. hrs.
Theology III:  Ecclesiology/Eschatology 3 cr. hrs.
Full Year - Internship Elective 9 cr. hrs.