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Corban University

Christian Ministry

Christian Ministry Degree

If you feel led to serve as a pastor, ministry leader or church staff member, this degree will provide biblically-based, culturally-relevant training and practical experience to help you identify and effectively use your unique gifts. Your training will focus on discipleship, teaching Scripture, and ministry leadership.

Is Christian Ministry the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You see yourself working in a church or ministry environment.
  • You are drawn toward helping people, especially with issues of Christian faith and practice.
  • You want to be challenged and grow in your own faith.
  • You enjoy communicating with others, especially about God’s Word.
  • You want to learn more about the church and its role in American culture.

Career Options

This degree is ideal for anyone interested in church, parachurch or community ministries. You can tailor your degree to your area of interest, and pursue service in:

  • Pastoral ministry
  • Women’s ministry
  • Children’s ministry
  • Youth ministry
  • Family ministry
  • Camping ministry
  • Parachurch organizations

What You’ll Learn

The Christian ministry degree provides versatile ministry training for students who want to pursue full-time Christian service in a wide variety of church, parachurch, and community ministries. You will focus on a philosophy of shepherding and care, meeting people’s needs by discipling them in the Word, and communicating the truths of Scripture.

Emphasis is also placed on understanding American culture, developing the competencies expected of an excellent minister, studying contemporary models of ministry, and developing your own philosophy of ministry.

You will develop a strong foundation in Bible and theology, plus gain practical ministry experience through practicums and internships. Courses you may take include:

  • Theology of Ministry
  • Interpreting Scripture
  • Christian Ethics
  • Learning & Living Old Testament History
  • Philosophy of Ministry
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Learning & Living Gospels & Acts

You will also take four graduate-level courses as part of your bachelor’s degree:

  • Growing in the Lord
  • Becoming a Servant Leader
  • Teaching Scripture
  • Ministering Cross-Culturally

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Learn more about all you can expect as a student in Corban’s School of Ministry.