- 2 year program -

Jesus said, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few." (Matthew 9:37, NLT). Around us is a great harvest of lost and hurting people who need the life-changing hope of Jesus. Completing the ACLM will equip you to become a worker in Jesus' mission field! 

Earning this degree doesn't mean you'd be destined for pastoral ministry. On the contrary; this program empowers you to discover and develop your unique role in the global Church, whatever it might be, so that the Body of Christ can fulfill the mission Jesus left for it to complete. 


Graduate with a Diploma in Biblical Studies in year one. 

In your second year, you'll...

  • Take up a life of discipleship in community with other Christian leaders
  • Receive individual mentorship and accountability for your spiritual growth
  • Gain biblical principles for leading groups, individuals, and yourself
  • Study the history and function of the Church so you can own your role in the Body of Christ
  • Discover how to use your unique wiring, leadership styles, and spiritual gifts to impact others for Christ
  • Develop the ministry God is calling you to (both in and outside the church) and become equipped to carry it out
  • Distance Learning now available!

DBS Grads Only: Return for YEAR 2 to finish your ACLM!

Get your ACLM in one year! Check out our ACLM FAST TRACK. 


30 credits | $1,550

NEW TIME! Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fall Term


BTS 101 - Theology 1

BTS 201 - Old Testament Story

BTS 112 - Theology 2

INT 101 - Fall Internship

Winter term


BTS 221 - New Testament Theology 1

BTS 222 - New Testament Theology 2

INT 102 - Winter Internship

Spring Term


PSF 101 - Spiritual Formation

LMT 111 - Local & Global Missions

INT 103 - Spring Internship


33 credits | $1,700

NEW TIME! Tuesdays 6:30PM-8:30PM



LMT 310 - Christian Discipleship 1

LMT 311 - Christian Discipleship 2

LMT 201 - Building Christlike Culture

INT 201 - Fall Internship

PSF 400 - Your Course for Life (year-long course)



PSF 311 - Life As Ministry

LMT 410 - Local Church Ministry

INT 202 - Winter Internship



BTS 301 - Global Church History

LMT 421 - Foundations of Teaching & Preaching

INT 203 - Spring Internship

Admissions Requirements

Minimum age for ACLM 2-year program is 16 years at time of initial application. If under 18, parental consent is required; student must be enrolled in high school with a GPA of at least 2.5 and an acceptable attendance record. Completed online application, including character reference.  If student is married, spousal reference must be completed along with application. Admittance into Year 2 dependent upon student performance in Year 1 and submission of short Year 2 application at the end of Year 1.

Application Fee: $25.00 upon submission of application