Christian Ministries

Christian Ministries

Central offers the Christian Ministries program to train you in a variety of different ministries. It means you don’t just focus on one aspect of ministry, but you have the opportunity to learn from our professors in all ministry fields.

You learn about preaching, Christian education, missions, youth ministry, counseling and more. All of the professors give you the knowledge you need to be prepared to take part in ministries wherever you go. It helps students understand how their unique giftedness can be put to work for the Kingdom of God. Students are equipped with tools and information to take part in ministry wherever they end up.

This program may be right for you if:

  • You know that you would like to serve in a church or para-church environment but are not sure what that looks like yet
  • You would like to be exposed to ministry as a whole
  • You desire the freedom to choose an outside-the-box application for your ministry studies after graduation

With the ability to choose classes that focus on aspects of ministry you are passionate and drawn to, the Christian Ministries program is designed to:

  • Help the student understand how their unique giftedness can be put to work for the Kingdom
  • Equip the student with tools and information to take part in ministry wherever they end up
  • Give the student a solid base on which to build their ideal ministry

In this program, you can expect:

  • Exposure to all our professors teaching their strengths in ministry
  • A wide variety of instruction and experience, with the opportunity to focus on the ministry you are most interested in (or learn all about ones you’ve never considered before!)
  • The ability to shape the degree program you most want to experience, including choosing an outside-the-box internship opportunity
Degree Options:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries: 4 year degree [Serve in church or parachurch, position in associate ministries, general church practitioners, campus ministry, further education in specialized ministry]
  • Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries: 4 year degree [Serve in church or parachurch, position in associate ministries, general church practitioners, campus ministry, further education in specialized ministry]
  • Associate of Biblical Studies: 2 year degree [Bible teacher, church volunteer, bivocational ministry]
  • Associate of Worship Arts: 2 year degree [Full-time worship ministry]
  • Biblical Research Minor: 15 credits [Research / Bible study and Biblical language skills]
  • Christian Education Minor: 15 credits [Early Childhood development / teaching skills]
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry Minor: 15 credits [Methods and strategies]
  • Pastoral Counseling Minor: 15 credits [Counseling / communication skills for use in the church]
  • Preaching Ministry Minor: 15 credits [Preaching / communication skills]
  • Worship Arts Minor: 15 credits [Music theory, worship leadership]
  • Youth and Family Minor: 15 credits [Youth ministry methods, administration, family counseling skills]
  • Certificate of Biblical Knowledge: 32 credits [Personal development and teaching preparation]
  • Certificate of Bible and Ministry: 16 credits [Personal development and church leadership]
  • Children’s Ministry Certificate: 2 year program [Church care specializing in teaching birth to sixth grade, departmental leadership positions involving children, parachurch ministries involving Christian education]

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