About Continuing Education
Our commitment to helping men and women develop their ministry gifts is
at the heart of the AGTS Continuing Education program.
Thats why every course has a practical focus, designed to empower
you to interpret and communicate the Word, to equip the people of God for service, and
to envision fresh strategies for leadership. You will grow both as a person and as a professional.
The AGTS Continuing Education program provides ministers, church
leaders, and lay persons with advanced training and resources for effective ministry.
We believe the best approach to that training is a process in which
there is an ongoing dialogue between the classroom and the ministry setting.
If you want to earn a seminary degree, you can obtain a Master
of Arts in Christian Ministries, or the In-service Master
of Divinity through flexible scheduling options.
The AGTS Continuing Education program is designed to serve the needs
of active people. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats to give you flexibility
as you plan studies around your regular schedule:
Resident module courses offer three semester credits delivered
in a one-week session (38 hours of class time) at the AGTS campus in Springfield, Missouri
with pre-session and post-session work. These courses satisfy residency and general requirements
in the continuing education degree programs.
Branch campus courses offer three semester credits
delivered in one-week sessions,
(38 hours of class time) with pre-session and post-session work. These courses
satisfy requirements in the continuing education degree programs.
Distance Learning Courses
provide the opportunity to study selected subjects through
lectures on video, DVD and online courses
accompanied by guided readings, peer interaction, and assignments under the direction of a faculty mentor. A limited number
of the required hours in an AGTS continuing education degree
may be earned through distance
Conferences and Seminars offer a wide variety of opportunities to
help you renew and retool your ministry, and may be taken for academic credit. Learn
more about our conferences!
Network partnerships provide opportunities for specialized
study in selected fields. Academic credit may be arranged for these seminars through
the Office of Continuing Education.
Flexible Scheduling of Resident Degree Programs
By combining continuing education courses and conferences with one-week
modules or four-week summer sessions on the resident campus, you can complete the required
work for our degrees quickly and conveniently.
Maybe a degree is not in your plans at this time, but you still want to
sharpen your skills. Any class or seminar may be taken on a non-credit basis at one-quarter
of the regular tuition rate.
All the resources of the Seminary are available to individuals enrolled
in the Continuing Education program. By calling 800-467-AGTS you have full access to library
and administrative services.
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