Christian Ministries

The Christian Ministries program provides the necessary biblical, theoretical, and practical skills for a career in Christian ministry.

Each concentration features a balance of instruction in biblical studies, ministry and education leadership, worldview studies, counseling, communication, and understanding of people of varying ages.

The Christian Ministry program provides learners with a rich liberal arts experience to prepare them for a wide range of ministry careers.

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Concentrations in Church and Culture, Ministry Leadership, and Youth and Family Ministry

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Mentoring environment that facilitates faculty/student interaction in and outside the classroom

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The Bible department provides a biblically-based curriculum rooted in a Reformed theology

Sample Courses

MN 101 Foundations for Christian Ministry

This course is an overview of the biblical foundations necessary for effective ministry. The importance of the teaching ministry will be examined as a means of grounding ministry in the scripture as core content for ministry.

YM 303 Discipleship and Lifestyle Evangelism

This course focuses on individual experiences in discipleship, personal sanctification, and evangelism in contemporary society. Special attention will be given to the art of persuasion and its link to communication theory. The importance of perseverance in the faith of those who come to know Christ through evangelistic efforts is ultimately highlighted.

YM 401 Spiritual Formation and Faith Development

A course to equip students in both the theory and practice of the spiritual disciplines. This course focuses on our personal relationship with God. We will seek to develop an understanding of the necessary aspects of personal spiritual maturation through the evaluation of Scripture and through self-reflection and practice. Second, this course will emphasize theories about the stages of faith and moral development as those theories relate to Christ-centered ministries.

Career Opportunities

  • Youth pastor
  • Hospice director
  • Nursing home director
  • Church camp director
  • Music minister
  • Missionary
  • Social Worker
  • Family/marriage counselor
Faculty
Paul Owen
Don Shepson
Mark Wells
Concentrations
 

Church and Culture

Ministry Leadership

Youth and Family

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