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Adonai School of Practical Ministry
Adonai School of Practical Ministry (ASPM) offers two type of degrees in recognition of the work of active ministers in practical Christian ministry service. The first type of degrees offered are the practical ministry degrees, which combined 50 percent of active, viable, and verifiable practical ministry experience and 50 percent of academic work from the associate's the doctoral level. The second type of degrees offered through ASPM are honorary doctoral degrees, which are based solely on active, viable and verifiable practical ministry experience.
PRACTICAL MINISTRY DEGREES
The degrees offered through Adonai School of Practical Ministry (ASPM) are distinct from the full academic degrees offered through Adonai Theological College (ATC) and Adonai Theological Seminary (ATS). These degrees are both practical and academic in nature; they're a combination of both practical work recognition and academic work. In essence, they required less academic work than those offered through ATC and ATS, and be completed in a shorter time-frame compared to programs offered at ATC and ATS. These students must demonstrate a minimum of ten years of active, viable, and verifiable practical ministry experience. Students completing the ASPM program cannot transfer to ATC or ATS, as the programs offered through the two are distinct from those offered through ASPM. Though they share the same courses, ASPM program are different in nature. ATC and ATS are focused on academic work, while ASPM is focused on both practical and academic work with a shorter time-frame for completion. Therefore, all students completing these practical degree programs must progress through ASPM from the associate's through the doctoral level as they cannot transfer to a higher degree offered through ATC or ATS.
The following are the practical ministry degrees offered through ASPM:
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HONORARY DOCTORAL DEGREES
The degrees offered through the Adonai School of Practical Ministry (ASPM) are not academic in nature, but nonacademic and are offered to qualified ministers and Christian leaders in recognition of their work with the award of an honorary doctoral degree. ASPM recognizes the years of service dedicated to the Lord, significant contributions to the Church, notable achievements of individuals in active Christian ministry service, and the exemplary qualifications of those individuals in their field of service. A candidate for an honorary degree must be at least forty (45) years old and have a minimum of twenty (20) years of full-time or active part-time Christian service (some exceptions in ministry years may be made based on the achievements of the candidate). Just being an ordained minister for the period specified does not qualify one for this degree, an applicant must demonstrate active, viable, and verifiable practical ministry experience over the specified period, that can be recognized to warrant the granting of this degree. An honorary degree is awarded in recognition of an individual’s work in contribution to the ministry of the Church – ministerial, professional and academic. The candidate for an honorary degree must be recommended by three (3) established ordained ministers and/or non-ordained Christian leaders/professionals. If the applicant is recommended by two non-ministerial Christian professionals, the third must be an established ordained minister.
The following are the honorary degrees awarded through ASPM:
DOCTOR OF DIVINITY (D.D.)
DOCTOR OF HUMANITIES (D.HUM.)
DOCTOR OF LITERATURE (D.LITT.)