COLLEGE CREDIT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING At Primus you bring your knowledge to College

Primus University of Theology is a revolutionary revival of the Biblical style of teaching and is a classic model of the original Ecclesiastical Open University System. Primus recognize that biblical knowledge is worthy of credit and acknowledgement, and that honor and recognition should be awarded to those who learn through revelation and independent study.

Through the development of their unique MAP - PAC© [Ministry Advancement Portfolio-Process Assessment and Certification] students can earn lifelong learning credits for provable evidence of learning.

The MAP-PAC© differs from other programs in two ways:

The MAP - allows for the assembling and presentation of documented learning regardless of how it was gained. It includes transcripts, degrees and certificates that have already been earned, and joins all other methods to form one complete portfolio of the total learning experience and converts it into transcript credits.
Through evaluation and assessment of prior knowledge and performance skills - distance learning – mentoring and independent study those in ministry related fields are able to complete graduate degrees, primarily through portfolio assessment, and at a fraction of the cost of the traditional university system.
We believe that, whether you learned on a hillside from Jesus, under a tree with your mentor or in the classroom, the significant thing is that you learned and that you learned the truth.

The PAC - Implements continued independent learning. It is through the PAC that required credits, recognized during the initial MAP evaluation, are completed.

The PAC may include:

  • Credit by examination, Test-4-Credit (T4C©)
  • Workshops / Lectures
  • Independent study/Online courses
  • Thesis or Ministry Business Plan
  • Research / Dissertation

Degree Programs and Distinctions

The particular degree title and distinction awarded to the degree candidate will reflect the learning and proficiencies of the candidate in a specific concentrated area of study. Any degree title or distinction must clearly indicate that it is a Christian Ministry or Theology degree and must not be confused with a liberal arts education. All degree programs are designed to improve the skills and success of those committed to Christian ministry.

At Primus University of Theology we offer Ministry degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master's and Doctoral levels, in a broad range of Christian focuses. All programs have been designed to prepare and equip graduates to transform culture, attitudes, beliefs and customs through the message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Listed below are a few degree distinctions that have been awarded. However, your degree distinction could be unique to your gifts, callings and experience.

Marketplace Ministry Nouthetic Counseling [Christian Counseling]
History and Political Science Administration
Global Missions Natural Health and Healing
Entrepreneurial Development Oppression Healing and Deliverance
Media and Communications Divinity [M.Div.]
Teaching and Curriculum Development Cultural Transformation
Theology [Th.D.] Ministry Management
Prophecy and Revelation Pastoral Care
Prayer and Intercession Organizational Leadership
Marriage and Family Counseling Business Theology
Holistic Health and Restoration Bible Studies
Chaplaincy Music and The Arts
Religious and World History Humanities and Social Science

The University is formed through Alliances with world class independent teaching ministries. This collegiality provides our students and graduates with an ever expending network, and cooperative interaction with likeminded Kingdom Leaders. Our Graduates become our Adjunct Professors. Their books and materials become our curriculum, this allows our students to learn from experts in their field of study, and the authors of the books and materials they will be studying.

Alumnus Professors Ministry Teaching
Dr. Ted Baehr MOVIEGUIDE, Faith and Values Arts, Entertainment and Media
Minister Luke Barnett Dream City Church Phoenix Church Growth and Leadership
Dr. Darrel Billups National Coalition of Ministries to Men Ministries to Men
Dr. Wellington Boone Wellington Boone Ministries Personal Relationship with Christ
Rt. Lt. Gen. Dr. Jerry Boykin Focus on The Family Leadership and History
Dr. John Harold Binkley, Jr. Generational Equity Entrepreneurship & Ministry to Men
Dr. Scott Bitcon Inner Healing and Deliverance Oppression Healing and Deliverance
Dr. Randy Clark Global Awakening Ministries Healing and Impartation
Dr. Ed Cole and Dr. Paul Cole Christian Men’s Network Ministry to Men
Dr. Roy Comstock/Barry Lynch Christian Mentor’s Network Mentoring Men and Women
Dr. Terry Crist Hillsong Church Phoenix Arizona Ministry Growth and Development
Dr. Ed Delph Church@Community Church Leadership Development
Dr. Jack Gaines My Brother’s Keeper Reconciliation
Dr. Ron and Dr. Rod Hembree Quick Study Bible Discovery TV Bible Study
Dr. Don and Sharon Henning Making of a Chaplain Chaplaincy Training
Dr. Leif Hetland Global Mission Awareness Transforming Nations
Drs. Saeed and Cynthia Hosseini 365 Prayer Ministry Prayer, Intercession and Healing
Dr. T. D. Jakes The Potter’s House Purpose and Destiny
Dr. Rick Joyner Morning Star Ministries Business and Leadership
Dr. T. L. Osborn Osborn Ministries International Miracles, Signs and Wonders
Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou Ecumenical Order Knights OSJ History and Government
Dr. Jorge and Dr. Anna Parrott Morning Star Missions Oversees Missions
Dr. Dean Radtke The Ministry Institute Ministry Leadership
Dr. Edward Smith Disaster Relief and Chaplaincy Chaplaincy and History
Drs. Larry and Dr. Carol Snapp Blended Families Ministry Marriage Counseling
Dr. Hal Sacks Bridge Builders Ministry Prayer and Intercession
Dr. H. Norman Wright Dr. H. Norman Wright Ministry Marriage and Family Counseling
Dr. Lance Wallnau Lance Learning Institute 7 Mountains of Influence
Dr. Ardith Williams International Bible Institute [IBI©] Bible Studies
Dr. David Yarnes Morning Star Ministries Prosperity Matrix
Dr. Kevin Zadai Heavenly Visitation-Warrior Notes Bringing Heaven to Earth

Our goal is to reclaiming educational prerogatives, biblical methods, standards and measures. Courses are predominantly taught using our Alumnus Professors, online classes, and independent study. This process provides students with the greatest amount of savings, so they can earning a degrees at a fraction of the traditional cost.

We are committed to responding to the need for lifelong learning opportunities by providing a full range of educational services adapted to the needs of ministers, business and church leaders. To accomplish this goal, the University recognizes transfer credits and awards credit for documented experiential learning, which is defined as college-level learning that takes place outside a college or university setting. Learning acquired through the following kinds of activities might qualify:

Non-credit courses, Bible Study classes

Workshops, television and internet courses

Self-taught knowledge or skills/independent study

Career/work experiences/training

Volunteer work or community services

Travel, missions trips and activity

Avocations, e.g., art, music, dramatics

Leadership roles in church, associations and organizations

Personal life experiences

Hobbies, including extensive Christian reading

Published articles, newsletters, books and other written works

Production of teaching materials

Being fluent in a second or third Language

We are looking forward to helping your achieve your educational and degree goals.

Unlike other Universities, we believe:

Awarding of credits can and should take into consideration ministerial and life experience when granting earned degrees.

When degrees are granted based on appropriate evaluation of lifelong learning and Ministry experience, the total credits awarded should be determined by evidence of provable learning and not mandated by a specific percentage of the overall credits required for completion of the degree program.

Whether you learned on a hillside from Jesus or under a tree with your mentor or in the classroom, the significant thing is that you learned and that you learned the truth. Dr. Richard Drake

John 4:20-24 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, that an hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father… 23 But an hour is coming—and now is —when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and the ones who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Students may request credit for experiential learning by using the MAP - PAC© Process used for quantifying and granting college level credits.

The MAP-PAC© Differs From Other Programs

What is the MAP-PAC?
MAP is an acronym for ministry advancement portfolio and PAC means Process assessment and certification."

The MAP

Allows for the assembling and presentation of documented learning regardless of how it was gained. It includes transcripts, degrees and certificates that have already been earned, and joins all other methods to form one complete portfolio of the total learning experience and converts it into transcript credits.

The MAP would include:

  • Independent study/Online courses
  • Thesis or Ministry Business Plan
  • Dissertation
  • Written Works
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Research

The PAC

Implements continued independent learning by degree candidates and is held open throughout their program. It is through the PAC that credits needed to complete a degree program, recognized during the initial MAP evaluation, are completed. At Primus University of Theology, our course material may consist of required texts, lecture notes, supplementary reading or exercises and linked to digital educational resources, depending upon the course.

The PAC would include:

  • Credit by examination, Test-4-Credit (T4C©)
  • Oral examination
  • Workshops
  • Lectures

Teaching has forever been an edict of the Church; it is from this edict that our educational system was spawned.

What is taught is what is believed, curriculum is the critical ingredient of education, and teaching must be recognized, first and foremost as a gift. We are admonished, in Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Historically, there have been two distinct authorities that charter or authorize educational institutions:

  1. The government or civil authority and
  2. The Church or Ecclesiastical authority

The MAP–PAC provides for the greatest amount of savings on degree program costs, through the use of teaching alliances, Alumnus Professors, online classes and independent study.

The classic model of the original Ecclesiastical Open University System, helps keep the cost of earning a degree through Primus University of Theology to a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree program.

We are looking forward to helping your achieve your degree goal.

The University is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit University accredited through the University Accreditation Association [UAA].