Competent. Caring. Creative. Prepared.
In a time where there is yearning for both tradition and innovation, we think our primary responsibility is to help prepare the next generation of students for engaging the postmodern culture as competent, caring, and creative individuals. We invite you to join the movement that integrates ministry and creativity in everything we do. This program empowers students to become skilled professionals, seek emotional health for themselves and others, and use creative problem solving and design thinking in ministry.
The Ministry Program recognizes the need for specialization and allows each student to focus on a particular ministry interest. Therefore, students choose a specific ministry emphasis where all their coursework and projects will be directed. We offer a focus in youth, children, camping, sports, women, parachurch, young adult and urban ministries. Click here to see a sample 4-year plan.
What can I do with a major in Ministry?
- Design and deliver a hermeneutically sound, experiential, participatory and communal lesson to any age group in any setting
- Take a ministry in new directions using creative problem solving (CPS) and design thinking processes
- Articulate a philosophy of ministry from a practical and theological perspective
- Improve the emotional wellbeing of individuals and families using developmental, personality, and family system theories
- Evaluate strategies currently used to foster transformation in impoverished areas.
“Through the youth ministry department, I have become a healthy and whole person. The professors have come along side me to guide me on a journey of living the best possible life for God’s sake. I am confident that I graduated with the tools and education that will help me fuse the Bible and youth ministry in a good, true and beautiful way for years to come."
-Elizabeth Wing (‘09)
You will be prepared for any of the following fields:
- Youth ministries
- Camping ministries
- Urban ministries
- Parachurch organizations
- Children’s ministries
- Young adult ministries
- Sports ministries
- Seminary/theological studies
- Urban Ministry