Christian Ministry Studies
A Bachelor of Arts in CMS is the perfect degree track for going on to seminary or to further studies in theology. It can also prepare you to serve the local church as pastor or youth minister, or perhaps as missionary or worship leader. The degree is also valuable for employment in faith-based nonprofit organizations including campus ministries, other para-church organizations, and corporate America.
Theological training is accomplished through the diversity of our instructors and a 3 credit-hour Internship tailored to the student’s tradition and emphasis.
Non-degree seeking students are encouraged to work toward a certificate in one of five areas of emphasis through our Discipleship Institute. If interested in attending next semester, please call Dr. Tim Gibson, 636-949-4676.
Our InstructorsOur instructors are or have been affiliated with the following denominations: Baptist (National Baptist and Southern Baptist), Presbyterian Church in America, Episcopalian, Mennonite, Anglican, Christian Church and United Methodist congregations. Collective interests include Apologetics, Cultural engagement, Andragogy (art and science of helping adults learn), Social Justice, Social Ethics, Urban Missiology, Public Theology, Discipleship, Spiritual Formation (Christian Identity Formation), Christian Spirituality, Early Church History, Medieval Church History, Historical Theology and Sacramental Theology. Learn more about our faculty.
Every student will take the following courses:
Graduates of this program are currently attending or have attended the following seminaries:
There are a variety of employment opportunities available to CMS graduates including:
CMS Minor – because we believe that one’s Christian faith should inform all that one does, earning a minor in CMS is feasible and encouraged by the department. The minor is 18 credit hours (6 courses) and includes all the CMS core classes.