The Christian ministries major is designed to prepare students to serve as Christian leaders and servants in the world. It offers undergraduate study of ministry which may lead to (1) lay ministry while pursuing another profession; (2) a position of leadership in ministry in a local congregation, a church-related organization, or a related field; or (3) graduate study in ministry. This major is intended to be a first step in a plan of lifelong learning for ministry.
This major is designed for students desiring to enter ministry upon graduation but who might choose to continue their studies later and for students entering seminary immediately upon graduation. Courses in this major encourage ministry practice and informed reflection on that practice, giving students both depth and breadth of preparation.
What classes will I take?
Among the classes in the 43-hour major are:
- history of Christianity
- Christian ethics
- methods in Biblical exegesis
- ministry seminar
- theology in a ministry context
What experiences will I have?
Christian ministries majors undertake internships and experiential courses with agencies such as Urban Studies in cities like Chicago or Indianapolis and the Heart Institute in Florida.
What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?
- Campus Minister
- College Professor