Associate of Ministry Leadership

Build a biblical and theological foundation for life and ministry through our Associate of Ministry Leadership degree. In this two-year program, you will gain the knowledge and tools to apply the truths of God to the needs of people. This degree program is available online or on-ground (Southlake).


Meet the Director

Dr. Jesse Buchholz

Dr. Jesse Buchholz is a seasoned leader in the field of education and a respected figure in servant leadership. Armed with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, a Master of Divinity, a Master’s in Educational Leadership, and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Buchholz possesses a comprehensive understanding of the principles that drive effective leadership and holistic development. His academic achievements have provided him with a strong foundation to revolutionize the educational landscape and inspire others to do the same.

Why The King's
  • Spirit-formed leaders training Spirit-formed leaders. Given that many of our credentialed faculty are actively involved in ministry, their teaching comes from a perspective of applied knowledge.
  • Whole-person formation. For us, it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about who you become. We believe your transformation for ministry should include deepening your walk with Jesus.
  • Culture of worship and prayer. It could be the prayer room, weekly chapel, a classroom, or just a hallway – wherever it occurs, we live a life of prayer and worship.
  • Community of care. Whether you take classes online or on-ground, soul care from faculty, staff, and peers extends from the classroom into your daily life.
  • Growth in difference. When you get into a classroom with different generations, ethnicities, experiences, and faith journeys, you grow both personally and spiritually. You maintain your difference, but you grow in unity.
Program Objectives

The Associate of Ministry Leadership degree seeks to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity for spiritual enrichment within a Spirit-filled ethos;
  • Provide students with a basic foundational understanding of Scripture;
  • Provide students an understanding of the basic doctrines and teachings of the Church;
  • Assist students in developing a Christian worldview and lifestyle;
  • Provide exposure to the practices of ministry; and
  • Develop a commitment for lifelong development and ministry.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the content and teachings of Scripture;
  • Articulate an understanding of basic Christian doctrines from a Pentecostal perspective;
  • Evidence a knowledge of Christian tradition and practices;
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamentals and practices of ministry;
  • Articulate a basic Christian worldview and lifestyle;
  • Evidence growth and development in spiritual discipline; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong enrichment.


BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
BIBH 1301 Pentecostal Charismatic Movements 3
BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3


UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
Science Elective 4
History Elective 3
COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
Behavioral Science Elective 3


BIBL 1305 Old Testament Survey 3
BIBL 1306 New Testament Survey 3
BIBL 2301 Biblical Background and Interpretation 3
BIBT 2304 The Blessed Church 3
BIBC 2301 Biblical Counseling 3
BIBM 3306 Teaching to Transform Lives 3
BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
BIBM 2305 Healthy Family Dynamics 3


Open Electives, these courses may come from any discipline 6

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