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Christian Ministries Department


Kimberly Budd, Keith Krispin, Co-Department Chairs

Kimberly Budd, Keith Krispin, David Sanders


The Department of Christian Ministries exists to......

             To educate, equip, and empower

                    life-long spiritual leaders

          for ministry among people worldwide,

Strengthening the body of Christ for all generations.

Majors & Curriculum Philosophy

The Department of Christian Ministries is home to three ministry degrees:

  • BA in Youth & Family Studies
  • BA in Christian Ministries
  • BA in Intercultural Leadership

Department majors are built on the premise that effective ministry requires the ministry leader to become an ongoing student of God's Word, culture, people, and ministry, as well as skilled in leadership, administration, teaching & speaking, and mentoring & discipleship.

These programs, built around a common set of core courses, are designed to provide students with the character development, spiritual growth, biblical and theological grounding, and skills needed for effective service in churches, youth ministries, mission agencies, social service centers, and other Christian non-profit organizations.  Students are taught timeless foundational ministry principles and practical application tools necessary for effective ministry leadership in ever-changing and diverse cultures, whether in one's hometown or overseas.

Students in the department are taught through a combination of practice and theory, allowing them to construct and develop their own models of ministry, grounded in a biblical theology of ministry.  Each program involves coursework in biblical & Theological studies, social sciences, as well as in ministry specific areas. All students gain extensive experience through 2.5 years of practicums and internships.

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