Associate of Ministries

The Kaleo Institute is not currently enrolling new students in the Associate of Ministries program. You may be eligible for the Master of Ministry program if you have previous educational and/or ministry experience and qualify for the Ability to Benefit status. To check eligibility click here or contact the admissions office.

(69 Credit Hour Program)

(Worship ministries based curriculum includes courses in Pastoral Leadership and Counseling, Christian Education, and Youth Ministry)

Potential Career Options (May require education beyond the associates degree)

  • Senior Pastor
  • Associate/Assistant Pastor
  • Christian Education Pastor
  • Christian School Administrator
  • Youth Minister
  • Worship Pastor/Leader

“You and I were made to worship,
You and I are called to love,
You and I are forgiven and free.
When you and I embrace surrender,
When you and I choose to believe,
Then you and I will see who we were meant to be.”

“Made to Worship” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Stephan Sharp, featured on Tomlin’s album, See the Morning, 2006.

The contemporary songwriters evoke the ancient truth of scripture as spoken by Isaiah the prophet; everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord was created to give him glory, to worship the Holy Trinity in spirit and in truth ( and ). We, all of us, are truly made to worship, it is the very essence of who we are.

But what exactly is “worship?” Is it corporately gathering to sing songs that glorify God? Is it time spent alone in prayer and communion with the Father? Is it acts of service and ministry in the name of The Son? Is it encountering God through The Story of His Word? Yes, yes, yes and yes!

Worship is so much more than that hour when we gather on Sunday morning, worship is the gospel in motion.

“Worship celebrates God’s great acts of salvation. During worship God communicates to the worshipers his salvation and healing, to which the people respond with faith, praise, prayer, thanksgiving, and a life of service to the world.” Dr. Robert Webber, Worship Old and New, 1994.

At The Kaleo Institute the study of biblical worship goes far beyond the examination of the hour or two that we corporately gather on Sunday morning. Of course you will examine Sunday worship, the role of music and the arts, the services of the Christian year, the sacred actions of worship, and the ministries of worship (of which you can choose to do a more in-depth study in the areas of Christian counseling, Christian education, pastoral ministries, women’s ministries, or youth ministries- see below for details), but you will also study every book of the Old and New Testament. You will examine the science and process of biblical interpretation (hermeneutics) and the power of explaining your faith (apologetics). Each course is taught focusing on culturally relevant practical implications and life transformation versus information transferral as the primary goal. When you graduate you have a wholeness approach to worship that allows you to better serve Christ’s church as a pastor, evangelist, worship leader, youth minister, children’s pastor, pastoral counselor, or teacher.

All courses are offered online and can be complimented by taking hybrid courses (a combination of online and on campus) at  our learning centers in Jacksonville or Daytona Beach, Florida.

Request more information about the Associate of Ministry Program by email or by filling out the free no obligation online information/evaluation form

Associate of Ministries Curriculum Details:

Foundational Studies (50 hours):

General Studies– 19 Credit Hours
: Online Orientation 1 Credit Hour
ENL 102: English Composition 3 Credit Hours
HIS 113: History of Civilization I 3 Credit Hours
HUM 201 Introduction to the Arts 3 Credit Hours
MCS 201: Mathematics For General Education 3 Credit Hours
CNS 101: Introduction to Counseling 3 Credit Hours
SOC 263: Family Systems 3 Credit Hours

General Studies Course Descriptions

General Studies Faculty

Biblical and Theological Studies- 32 Credit Hours
OTS 101: Old Testament Survey I 3 Credit Hours
OTS 102: Old Testament Survey II 3 Credit Hours
OTS 333: The Life of David 3 Credit Hours
NTS 101: New Testament Survey 3 Credit Hours
NTS 102: New Testament Survey II 3 Credit Hours
NTS 211: Credit Hours
CHP 101: Chapel I & Ministry Service 1 Credit Hour
CHP 102: Chapel II & Ministry Service 1 Credit Hour
CHP 201: Chapel III & Ministry Service 1 Credit Hour
CHP 202: Chapel IV & Ministry Service 1 Credit Hour
CHP 301: Chapel V & Ministry Service 1 Credit Hour
THE 230: Biblical Hermeneutics 3 Credit Hours
THE 362: Apologetics 3 Credit Hours
THE 310: Theology of Forgiveness 3 Credit Hours

Biblical and Theological Studies Course Descriptions

Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty

Professional Studies (18 hours)

Worship Ministries
WSP 101: Biblical and Historical Foundations of Worship I 3 Credit Hours
WSP 201: Biblical and Historical Foundations of Worship II 3 Credit Hours
WSP 310: The History and Practice of Music and the Arts in Worship Ministries 3 Credit Hours
WSP 320: Sunday Morning and Beyond: A Practical Worship Approach and Methodology 3 Credit Hours
WSP 408: Psalms, Hymn and Spiritual Songs 3 Credit Hours
Personal Interest Elective 3 Credit Hours

Worship Ministries Course Descriptions

Worship Ministries Faculty

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everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.” (ESV)

21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” (ESV)

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3:1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,

“That you may be justified in your words,
and prevail when you are judged.”

But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) By no means! For then how could God judge the world? But if through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.

What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:

“None is righteous, no, not one;
11 no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 in their paths are ruin and misery,
17 and the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. (ESV)