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School of Christian Ministries

The School of Christian Ministries prepares students for formal, traditional, contemporary, and cross-cultural ministries in local or worldwide church settings. From biblical studies and ministry theory to practical skills and contemporary strategies, the school combines quality instruction and class experiences from professors with first-hand experience in ministry. Biblical languages reinforce biblical studies, pastoral and church internships reinforce Christian education, and overseas internships reinforce cross-cultural training. A strong, biblical theory of church and missions underlies the school’s programs, and exciting core curriculum and majors prepare lifetime thinkers and servants for Kingdom responsibilities.

The church today urgently needs committed, qualified, critical-thinking leaders who are also young, energetic, and excited. The School of Christian Ministries offers vision, strategies, and ministry skills for students sensing a call to youth ministry, pastoral ministry, cross-cultural ministry, graduate education, outdoor leadership or any service in the larger church.

Departments

Bible & Theology

The Bible & Theology Department serves the entire student body by providing core Bible & theology classes foundational to a Christian worldview. Biblical contents and themes, higher theological studies, Christian thought, application of the scriptures, and spiritual formation are key components of the curriculum. Majors in this department are ideal for any interested in pastoral ministries, biblical studies, or pre-seminary preparation.

Ministry & Leadership

The Ministry and Leadership Department prepares students for specializations in discipleship ministries in the church and faith-based organizations. Built upon a strong biblical and theological base, as well as insights from the social sciences and educational technology, the program is ideal for church workers, youth pastors, emerging ministries, and discipleship pastors or workers.

World Missions

The World Missions Department trains students to communicate the gospel creatively to people of other cultures. Three majors in Cross-Cultural Studies, including two with specialties in Business Administration and Adult Education, combine cross-cultural principles of anthropology and missiology with a biblical emphasis on discipleship-making.