Degrees and Degree Requirements

The Apostles Theological Seminary grants Master and Doctorate degrees to students completing an online regimen of study as outlined in our Areas of Study page. Both ATS degree programs are based upon the intensive study of the revelation of the mysteries of Christ and His Kingdom that Jesus Himself entrusted to the original apostles in the first century and that has been preserved for us and for all future generations in the Canon of the New Testament. Upon successful completion of the chosen degree program, the graduate will receive a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Apostolic and Prophetic Studies.

Please note: Letters and numbers (AD550, AM550, etc.) used to identify courses under the degree requirements below constitute a short name for a particular course. The letters stand for the school or department of study in which a particular course is located, and the numbers stand for the degree level.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN APOSTOLIC AND PROPHETIC STUDIES

Admission into the ATS Master’s degree program requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent Life Learning Credit (Life learning credit must be earned with a comprehensive report concerning life and ministry experience along with a payment of $150). The purpose of this degree program is to equip students to thoroughly understand, communicate and minister the revelation of the Gospel of the Kingdom with its implications.

{We will promote other schools of ministry to attend in preparation to attending ATS, and they likewise will promote ATS as the next level of instruction. For example, Apostolic Working Company offers a first and second year school of ministry focusing upon the revelation of Christ, His Kingdom and His Church to shape apostolic and prophetic ministry.)

We will continue to introduce the seminary with a “taste and see” offer, with a $25 application fee and a $50 fee for the initial course (AM 507 – see below) into the Master’s degree program: (The Seminary’s mandate can be discovered first hand by taking this course). All First Year courses (500 level) are $75 each. Students may test out of first year classes for $25 per course (The test needs to be administered and graded). Second year courses are $100 per course. Total Credit hours to graduate is 62.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE:
AM 507 “God’s Agenda for the 21st Century” Biblical requirements for an Apostolic Reformation
2 Credit hours

MASTERS DEGREE Courses Available:
AD 500 “The Mystery of Redemption” Conquest of Satan in Jesus' Death, Resurrection & Enthronement
3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

AD 501 “Living in Messiah’s Day and The Hope of Israel”, The Purpose of The Present Administration of Christ and His Church that fulfills the hope of Israel as prophesied by the prophets of the Old Testament. 3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Rod Seago

AD 550 “The Non-Negotiables of Apostolic Christianity” The Doctrine of the Apostles
3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

AM 550 “Spiritual Authority and Ministry” 3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

AM 590 “Spiritual Formation for Ministry” Integrating Spiritual Life with Ministry & Ministering Out of Overflow 3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

CIV 501 “Apostolic Architecture and Kingdom Civilization”, Restoring Apostolic Foundations and Rebuilding Nations 3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Stan Newton

EM 505 “Prophetic and Spirit-led Evangelism”, The soul-winning Methods of Jesus and the Apostles
3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

NT 550 “The Last Days According to Jesus” Eschatology of Jesus & the Prophets of Israel 3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

NT 560 “The Acts of the Apostles”, First Apostolic Mission, Gathering the Remnant of Israel and the First Fruits of Nations (formerly NT 360) 3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: Stan Newton

NT 518 “Romans 1-8”, Interpreting the first 8 chapters of Romans with a “Gospel of the Kingdom” perspective 3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer:  Joe McIntyre

 

MASTERS DEGREE Courses Coming Available in Future Semesters:

AD 600 “Apostolic Government and Biblical Eldership”, The Fellowship of the Apostles and Global Elders (formerly AD 400) 3 Credit hours*

AD 650 “Kingdom Theology I”, The Theology of Christ, His Kingdom and His Church (formerly AD 503-504) 3 Credit hours

AD 651 “Kingdom Theology II”
, The Theology of Christ, His Kingdom and His Church (formerly AD 505-507) 3 Credit hours

AM 540 “The Ministry of Apostles, Prophets and the Apostolic-Prophetic Church”
3 Credit hours Faculty Overseer: TBD

AM 625 “Laying Foundations and Establishing the Apostolic Church” Church planting and the Jerusalem/Antioch/Ephesus Church models.

AM 650 “The Work of Apostles and Apostolic Companies in the 21st Century”, The Apostles’ Message, Mission and Methods (formerly AM 250) 3 Credit hours*

AM 698 “Thesis or Video Series Preparation” based upon an Independent Study of Psalm 2, or Psalm 110, or Ephesians 4:1-17, or Matthew 16, or Acts 2, or Philippians 2: 1-11. Must submit a proposed hermeneutic (exegetical work) and thesis (conclusion from exegetical work) for the project prior to taking AM 699*

AM 699 “Thesis or Video Series Presentation” Applying the work accomplished in AM 698 (after presenting hermeneutical position and thesis with approval), a substantial written and/or video project will be submitted for grading 3 Credit hours*

CH 600 “Church History and Modern Movements”, Comparing and contrasting the Church’s response to the outpouring of God’s Spirit in Church history (formerly CH 300) 3 Credit hours* Faculty Overseer: George Kouri

CIV 650 “Kingdom Economics: Creating Wealth and Impacting the Marketplace”, (formerly CIV 504)
3 Credit hours*

* Indicates Directed Study

DOCTORATE DEGREE IN APOSTOLIC & PROPHETIC STUDIES

Admission to the Doctor of Ministry Degree in Kingdom Culture is based upon satisfactory completion of the ATS Master’s Program or its equivalent as evaluated by the faculty. Such evaluation will require a $150 fee, submission of Master’s degree requirements from their prior institution of learning/seminary and a report showing life-learning and ministry experience in relation to living in Messiah’s Kingdom. Some pre-requisite courses out of the Master’s program may still need to be taken in order to satisfy sufficient understanding of the Theology of the Kingdom.

The degree will consist of the introductory course (2 credit hour AM 507 above); 9 doctoral level courses (most directed courses with few to none class lectures) and a written dissertation project. Each doctoral course is 3 credit hours and the dissertation project is 6 credit hours. A total of 35 credit hours is required to obtain the degree. Each course (except introductory course) is $150 and the dissertation project $500 (includes $200 Mentor Fee). Any of the following courses may be taken during any semester, with the exception of the dissertation which requires all other classes to be completed first.

It is recommended that candidates who do not have good writing skills take Kenneth Gentry’s writing course found at Kennethgentry.com. The purpose of this doctoral program is to encourage the publishing of books with the authentic and accurate revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Kingdom and His Church. Improved writing skills will improve the means of communication to the wider church body.

Courses Available:

AD 750 “The Keys of the Kingdom” Foundational Truth and Authority Necessary for Apostolic work. 3 Credit Hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

CH 700 “The History of Dogma in Light of the Apostles Doctrine” Directed student in reading materials of Christian Dogma. (Pre-requisite: AD 750) 3 Credit Hours. Faculty Overseer: George Kouri

CH 701 “Advanced Reading in the Early Church Fathers” Directed study in the evaluation of the Early Church Fathers and the original revelation given to the Apostles. (Pre-requisite: AD 750) 3 Credit Hours. Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

NT 700 “Interpreting Prophetic Symbols and Types through the Revelation of Christ and His Apostles” 3 Credit Hours Faculty Overseer: Jim Bradshaw

NT 701 “The Revelation of John” A critical study of the prophecy of Jesus about the things that had to happen in John’s day to bring the promised end to the Old Covenant age and full establish the New Covenant age. 3 Credit Hours Faculty Overseer: Rod Seago

Courses Available in future semesters:

AD 705 “Apostolic and Prophetic Church: Confronting the spirit of the Age” 3 Credit Hours

CH 705 “Critical Study of the Reformation and Its Children” 3 Credit Hours

CIV 705 “Dominion Mandate, Kingdom Economics, and the Respective Roles of Church and State” 3 Credit Hours

NT 770 “Epochs in the Life and Ministry of Jesus”, Harmony of the Gospels and the Turning Points in Jesus’ Ministry in relation to His Mission 3 Credit Hours

AM 799 “Advancing the Kingdom of God” Dissertation Project 6 credit hours