How can I complete my degree program in four years?
Download a sample degree plan for a major in Ministry.
4 Year Ministry Degree Plan
What are some interesting classes I may take?
- Poverty and Justice
- Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Relationships in Ministry
- Counseling Families
- The Art of Ministry
- Creativity, Innovation, & Problem Solving
- Internship II: Teacher and the Teaching Task
What internships and partnerships are available for students in the Ministry program?
Grand Rapids has a plethora of internship opportunities in the local church and in inner-city, camping and parachurch ministries. Each student is required to complete one year of internship. These internships also include a one-hour-a-week mentoring experience that prepares you for the real world of ministry.
Below are a few of the many opportunities available:
- Alpha Women’s Center
- Blythefield Hills Baptist Church
- Mars Hill Bible Church
- Pregnancy Resource Center
- Vineyard Church
- Urban Family Ministries
- Lake Ann Camps
- Christian Reformed Church
- Wedgewood Christian Services
- Spring Hill Camps
- Mel Trotter Ministries
- Degage Ministries
What are graduates of the Ministry program doing now?
Noah Filipiak | Teaching Pastor, Crossroads Church
Josh Bishop | Student Ministries Pastor, Mars Hill Bible Church
Miah Collins | Missionary, J-Life Africa
Josh Andrews | Pastor of Youth Ministry, Galilee Baptist Church
David McGovern | Director of Youth Ministry, Ridge Point Community Church
Aaron Brown | Program Director, Beechpoint Camp
"Every week I am blessed with the chance to sit across from students and parents that believe in very different things. The more I sit and talk with them, the more thankful I am for my degree from Cornerstone. It may be obvious to others, but I never realized how much my education at CU prepared me for the job that I have taken on. From knowing how to correctly write a lesson plan for club gatherings to wrestling through how the Trinity "works" with an 8th grade student, my time in the BRM department gave me resources that I will never take for granted. I am thankful I pursued Ministry and Bible majors because it has empowered me to fulfill God’s calling in my ministry with Youth for Christ."