Christian Ministries Department Information
Keith Krispin Chair
Kimberly Budd, Keith Krispin, David Sanders
Both majors are built on the premise that effective ministry requires the ministry leader to become an ongoing student of God’s Word, culture, humanity, and ministry. This program is designed to provide students with the character development, spiritual growth, biblical and theological grounding, and skills needed for effective service in church and youth organizations. Students are taught timeless foundational ministry principals and practical application tools necessary for effective ministry in ever-changing and diverse cultures, whether in one’s hometown or overseas.
At Judson, Christian Ministries & Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies students are taught through a combination of practice and theory, allowing them to construct and develop their own philosophy of ministry. The programs involve extensive coursework in Biblical studies, social sciences, as well as in ministry specific areas. Students in the department can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for study and real life experiences. All students are involved in ministry opportunities through practicum and internships.
The program emphasizes:
- Relational Ministry
- Biblical Integrity
- Evangelical Theology
- Creative & Critical Thinking
- Intercultural Engagement & Experiences
- Authentic Discipleship
- Practical Ministry Experience
The department is home to two ministry degrees, the BA in Youth Ministry & Adolescent Studies (YMAS) and the BA in Christian Ministries (CM), both working towards a single mission:
To educate, equip, and empower
life-long spiritual leaders
for ministry among people worldwide,
strengthening the body of Christ for all generations.