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Online Associate in Ministry & Missions Degree

Answer God's call with a biblical studies degree online

If you feel a calling to help others while spreading the word of God, then a distance-learning theology program for a degree in missions and ministry might be the right fit for you. As a student of the online associate in ministry and missions degree program, you’ll gain an understanding of biblical literature, history, theology, and ethics to help you apply the Christian faith to daily life in word and deed. This degree in missionary studies will also help you develop the skills needed to engage in effective Christian missions and ministry in the 21st century.


If you’ve been looking at colleges of biblical studies online for a program that meets your needs—whether you want an associate degree in youth ministry, biblical studies or some other online ministry degree—University of the Cumberlands is here for you. From our founding by an assembly of Baptist Ministers in 1888, we’ve been focused on providing the knowledge of biblical and historical studies, theology, ethics, missions, and church planting you can rely on as you answer His call.

Your online missionary studies program will also give you the tools to analyze, interpret, and apply the Bible in the church and to the world. You’ll also develop an understanding of other faiths and worldviews while developing skills for effective ministry in the contemporary world and preparing for a lifetime of learning and responsible service and leadership.

Courses are designed to give the student a strong view of the applicable areas a missions and ministry online degree can be used. Courses in your missionary degree program include, but are not limited to, Church History Introduction, Exploring the New Testament, Interpreting the Bible, Psychology of Religions, Christian Theology Introduction, Exploring World Religions and Developing Spiritual Life.

What can I do with a Missions & Ministry degree?

Pursuing an associate degree in biblical studies online gives you the flexibility to pursue an accredited online religion degree while opening the door to any number of career roles with a host of service-oriented ministry programs. After graduating from your ministry degree online program, you’ll have the skills you need to serve through potential careers such as:

  • Children’s Minister
  • Worship Minister
  • Youth Minister
  • Professional Missionary

Is an online ministry degree worth it?

The world is filled with opportunities to serve God’s will, from serving in local churches to providing leadership within a Christian ministry school. Online programs, especially the ones from accredited faith-based organizations, can help prepare you for roles.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these roles can help meet your material needs, as well. The average wage for clergy members came in at $57,230 annually in 2021. Meanwhile, other religious workers earned $43,290 per year and directors and leaders of religious activities and education earned $52,880.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


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Have you been looking for an undergraduate ministry degree program? Thinking about earning your ministry degree online? Want to learn more about our test-optional college admissions process? We can help. To find out if University of the Cumberlands online Missions and Ministry Program is the right fit for your calling, fill out the form on this page or contact us directly at 855-791-7201.

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