As stated in the AIC Mission Statement, the College exists to prepare its students for a life of ministry, which is defined as service. Such service does not begin upon the attainment of an academic degree, but must be integrated throughout the educational program. Therefore, AIC students should expect involvement in ministry at each level of their education. All students (except online students) are enrolled in Student Ministries.
Opportunities for “hands on” education in ministry are available to students in each academic program, and an ongoing progressive record of church or ministry involvement must be maintained.
The Student Ministries Office facilitates and documents the participation of students in ministry activities. Students consult with the Director of this office about their placement in local churches and ministry outreaches. Descriptions of the student’s ministry experiences are retained in a Student Ministry Record. On-campus students are required to attend chapel services every semester. Also, all students who have a class immediately prior to chapel are required to attend chapel. In order to graduate, a student must achieve “Satisfactory Standing” in Student Ministries for a minimum number of semesters equal to three fourths of the semesters enrolled. In addition, the prospective graduate must achieve “Satisfactory Standing” in the two semesters immediately prior to the date of graduation.