The Associate of Religion/Christian Ministries Degree is designed to help those who are called of God to become “workmen that need not to be ashamed.” (2 Timothy 2:15). The school is dedicated to serving the needs of  students with various and/or limited academic preparation. The goal is to provide Christian education at an “entry level” and move the student forward spiritually, intellectually, and practically.

Both in the classroom and in the total experience of preparation for Ministry, Fruitland seeks the spiritual development of its students. Fruitland also seeks to impart a growing knowledge based on the Bible that will equip the student for ministry and for any further study that may be in God’s will.

A special effort is made to relate the total preparation to the practical concerns of life and ministry. The degree prepares students who are interested in missions, children’s ministries, youth ministries, and the Pastorate.

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1972. Several years ago my pastor said “God’s call never runs out” and I started taking classes at Fruitland.

I‘ve never had a single professor at Fruitland who tried to trick you or trip you up. Fruitland professors want you to grasp the material and succeed.  

–current Fruitland student Tom Beck