athens college of ministry

The Athens College of Ministry is an interdenominational Christian college seeking to equip faithful men and women for ministry and Christian leadership. ACMin programs are designed and integrated with building students’ relationships at the core; relationships with God, with the school community, and within the context of Christian servant leadership opportunities. By offering both undergraduate and graduate college credit programs in Christian Ministry, ACMin appeals to lay ministry leaders, marketplace ministers as well as future pastors and church leaders.

Founded in 2009, the Athens School of Ministry & Worship Arts first opened its doors to students in 2012. In August 2015, the college accomplished Full Authorization status from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission and formally changed its name to the Athens College of Ministry. The college is currently meeting at Watkinsville First United Methodist Church and is anticipating full accreditation candidacy by April 2017 with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).

A portion of the former Green Hills Country Club and Golf Course site has been selected by the Athens College of Ministry to develop a campus with a working farm and an agricultural basing as a method of teaching, a platform for service, and place for inspiration.  The rural, agricultural setting of the property allows ACMin an integrated approach to ministry training offering academic teaching in addition to hands on, practical learning by serving. The campus will also be used to host multi-church gatherings, conferences, children’s summer music camps, and provide the community with a place of natural retreat.

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