Christian Ministries

The Christian Ministries major is designed to develop and equip its graduates for entry-level professional ministries in church and para-church agencies and to provide a foundation for seminary or other graduate education.

What will I study?

At the completion of the Christian Ministries major, the student will have:

  1. Realized his identity in relationship to his position in Christ
  2. Demonstrated the essential knowledge and skills to study Scripture inductively and to communicate biblical truths effectively
  3. Established a basic philosophy of Christian education which incorporates discipleship and leadership
  4. Demonstrated an ability to be sensitive to others
  5. Shown an understanding of how people function in both individual and group learning experiences
  6. Developed and demonstrated an ability to function successfully as a teacher and a leader

Concentrations [Degree Requirement Sheets]

  • Adult and Family
  • Children's Ministries
  • Diversified
  • Youth

Admissions Requirements

There are no special admission requirements for the Christian Ministries major. Please note: All Christian Ministries majors will attend a mandatory annual retreat.

Go Deeper

For more information, check out this department's website:

Christian Ministries Department Website

Interesting classes I might take

  • Evangelism and Followup
  • Foundations of Interpersonal Relationships
  • Foundations for Counseling Ministry

What can I do with a degree in Christian Ministries?

  • Youth Pastor
  • Director of Children's Ministries
  • Counselor
  • Senior Pastor
  • Church Director of Christian Education

Why choose Christian Ministries at Biola?

Christian Ministries is a field that has a strong base in biblical and theological studies. It builds upon those areas with research drawn from the fields of psychology, sociology, education and communication. We seek to help our students discover their areas of personal giftedness and then facilitate the development of those gifts in preparation for ministry.

What are BU Christian Ministries graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Christian Ministries major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:

Azusa Pacific University, Western Seminary, Denver Seminary, Washington State University, Wheaton College, Talbot School of Theology

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