Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Ministry

Our world needs ministry professionals who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. At Cornerstone University, a major in ministry prepares students for positions requiring theological training, leadership and critical thinking skills or graduate education.

Program Learning Outcomes

The ministry program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Learn the foundational theories that facilitate competent, creative and compassionate diverse ministry.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories specific to human development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories specific to learning processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories specific to relational engagement.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories specific to counseling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories specific to leadership.
  • Know biblical and theological constructs required in the biblical studies minor.
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Conduct ministry opportunities for specific cultural ministry contexts framed by the ministry’s specialized knowledge.

  • After observing and identifying ministry contexts, be able to adapt and implement appropriate ministry models, methods and theories.
  • Develop a plan/practice of moving toward personal, spiritual and emotional health for ministry.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

The Bible professors at CU challenged me to figure out what I believe and why I believe in the context of theological issues. In both my personal life and spiritual life, I grew immensely.

Regan Billings (’16)

Related Programs

Cornerstone offers a variety of Bible, religion and ministry programs. Discover how God wants to use your gifts in one of our ministry-related programs.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.