Christian Ministry Studies
Students who major in Christian ministry studies earn a Bachelor of Arts. The program is designed for students who sense or desire to explore a call to Christian ministry to serve in the context of children’s ministry, youth ministry, pastoral ministry, camp/outdoor ministry, para-church or nonprofit ministry, worship leadership, chaplaincy, Christian education, Christian counseling, and local or international mission. It is also beneficial for students who seek a thorough knowledge of scripture, theology, and practical ministry so as to prepare them for seminary, graduate study, or a Christ-centered direction in another career pursuit.
As part of a Christian ministry studies major, students may want to select a supplemental major or pick up applicable minors to augment their educational experience. In this way, students tailor their academic studies so as to best prepare them for their calling after they graduate. Talk with Dr. Timothy Gibson, Department Chair, as how to best accomplish this.
To know Christ and to make Him known
The mission of the Christian ministry studies degree program at Lindenwood University is to provide a learning environment where students who seek to take the Good News of Jesus Christ into various places and to differing peoples are prepared through quality instruction and practice to respond to God’s specific calling upon their lives so as to make a difference for the Lord’s Kingdom.
The CMS faculty consists of Dr. Timothy Gibson and Rev. Timothy Butler. Both currently serve in ministry even as they work to train young men and women for this vital vocational calling. Additionally, the CMS Department relies upon outside experts, scholars, and ministers to enrich the program and best educate a denominationally diverse student populous. Learn more about our faculty.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry Studies