Faith Christian University offers fully accredited ministry degree programs designed to empower students for effective ministry according to Ephesians 4:11-12:

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, (NKJ)

Our programs place strong emphasis on building a personal life of faith in order to inspire others to a life of faith. Each program level will awaken vision and spiritual insight towards the individual calling and destiny God has prepared for each student.

Program One Prerequisite: High School Diploma/GED

This 30 credit program lays a foundation in Theology, builds godly character and establishes a strong personal relationship with God. It builds confidence in every student from the new believer to the seasoned minister. Program One applies to ministers, teachers, youth leaders, lay leaders and all Christian workers. The Diploma in Theology is awarded upon completion of Program One (30 credits).

Sample Courses. Survey of the Old and New Testaments, Principles of Faith, Principles of Prayer, Christ the Healer, Covenant Theology, Christology, Knowing God, Discipleship and Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.


Program Two Prerequisite: Successful completion of Program One (30 credits)

Program Two continues to build a strong theological foundation. Studies focus on history and Theology. Students continue to gain further knowledge, understanding and application of the scriptures.

At this level students are encouraged to get involved in their local church and begin to activate what they have learned, both in their personal life, as well as in a ministry environment. The Associate in Theology is awarded upon completion of Programs One and Two (60 credits).

Sample Courses. Church History, Angelology, History of the Bible, Writing for Success, Hermeneutics, Bible Doctrines, The Dynamics of Faith, Ministering by the Holy Spirit, Relating to Divine Authority, Israel and Bible Prophecy.

Program Three Prerequisite: Successful completion of Programs One and Two (60 credits)

Program Three is the beginning of Bible and Theology electives designed to lead students into greater levels of ministerial excellence. Courses at this level are specifically designed to strengthen the student's personal relationship with God. Students are encouraged to continue their involvement in a ministry that will move them toward the fulfillment of their call.

Sample Courses from Program Three. Galatians, Timothy I and II, Biblical Leadership Principles, Daniel, Revelations, Romans and the Life and Ministry of the Apostle Paul.

Program Four Prerequisite: Successful completion of Programs One, Two and Three (90 credits)
Before entering the Bachelor Program, students must have completed ninety (90) credits. A minimum of thirty (30) credits must be earned through FCU. The additional sixty (60) credits can be a combination of credits earned through FCU courses, FCU approved ministerial experience credit or transfer credits from an approved college.

At this stage students select a degree major focusing on a specific area of study to compliment their ministry call. Advisors are available to meet with students for academic counsel.



This is a general ministry program with the widest application to ministry. The Bachelor in Theology applies to all ministry calls; teachers, pastors, evangelists and all those who plan on teaching and preaching the word of God.


The Bachelor in Ministry includes a strong foundation in Theology with special emphasis on leadership, pastoral counseling and missions. This program develops leadership ability and enhances ministry skills for expanding vision and faith.

The Bachelor in Christian Counseling is a pastoral counseling program designed to be used within the framework of Christian service. It prepares students to meet the emotional, spiritual and psychological needs of all age groups and addresses a wide range of contemporary difficulties normally encountered in the local church and Christian ministry. This degree is offered in cooperation with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). (The FCU Counseling Program is not recognized by the State of Florida for the purpose of licensing.)


























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