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Ascent College is thrilled to announce a new digital ministries academic track for students, offered with both certificate and bachelor’s degree concentration components. Do phrases like UdPGs, AI, data stewardship, and emergent tech capture your attention? Keep reading – these are the programs for you! 

By completing one or both of these programs, students will embody a commitment to digital ministries that emerges from their own spiritual development, understanding how to effectively engage the missional potential of the internet. 

Vice President of Academics Dr. Anna Morgan shares, “Digital environments are the new frontiers of mission and pastoral care today. As we consider the future of the Church, we can recognize a growing need to learn to make disciples within digital cultures. I’m so excited about this new program for preparing online missionaries and pastors.”

Digital Ministries

Ascent College is offering a streamlined digital ministries certificate program requiring only twelve (12) credits, taken in four courses over one year, allowing busy ministry leaders and volunteers, course auditors, and life-long learners access to critical tools and resources at affordable rates without the commitment of a traditional long-term degree program. 

Certificate programs are a great starting place for those stretching their academic wings to see how higher ed fits into their busy work, home, and ministry schedules. It’s a perfect fit for those who may already have college degrees and are seeking supplemental and targeted education as God guides their path deeper into ministry-specific roles. Certificate programs can also be taken in tandem with Ascent’s diploma, associate’s, and bachelor’s degree programs. 

Classes include: 

  • MIS106 Introduction to Digital Missiology
  • MIN225 Digital Cultures and Communities
  • MIN385 Contemporary Issues in Digital Ministry
  • MIN475 Principles for Digital Church Planting and Multiplication

For those interested in a deeper dive within a traditional degree program, Ascent College is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership (BAML) concentration in digital ministries with a thirty-six (36) credit requirement. 

Classes include: 

  • MIS106 Introduction to Digital Missiology
  • MIN225 Digital Cultures and Communities
  • MIN235 Digital Hospitality
  • MIN305 Evangelism and Discipleship in the Digital Age
  • MIN385 Contemporary Issues in Digital Ministry
  • MIN415 AI Ethics and Ministry Implications
  • MIN475 Principles of Digital Church Planting and Multiplication
  • PRA100 Practicum I
  • PRA200 Practicum II
  • PRA304 Practicum III
  • PRA350 Digital Ministry Practicum IV
  • PRA410 Digital Ministry Practicum V
  • PRA430 Digital Ministry Practicum VI

The BAML program also includes forty-two (42) General Education credit requirements and forty-two (42) General Ministry credit requirements for a combined program total of 120 credits.

Digital Ministries

Ascent College continues to pursue excellence in higher education, delivering cutting-edge, flexible, and affordable online learning to equip and empower ministry leaders as they adapt to a rapidly changing world. Accredited academic instruction is offered at a $320/credit hour tuition rate. The digital ministries certificate program participants receive an exclusive 25% off their tuition. We also welcome students to audit all offered courses. 

These new classes will launch for the Fall 2024 term. Current students can contact the academic advising team to register for upcoming courses. Interested in joining us as a new student or auditor? Reach out to our Director of Admissions via the contact form on our website today. We’re excited to hear from you!