B.S. Christian Ministry

At Hope, the Christian Ministry major is offered completely online. The program is designed for working professionals seeking ministry and leadership skills for application in the local church and para-church organizations.

The coursework promotes personal and spiritual growth by emphasizing Christian values, ethical principles, and effective interpersonal communications in diverse settings. Students experience a blend of biblical and professional courses that equip them with a solid foundation in Godís Word for ministry and practical skills. The program also integrates a mission thread throughout the coursework, helping students place all of their studies in the context of Christís mission in the world. Graduates may continue on to Hopeís Master of Arts: Ministry.

Online courses provide an interactive learning environment through online video lectures, online discussion threads, and an online drop box where you can virtually submit your assignments. Best of all, you can log-on to view lectures, participate in threaded discussions, and submit assignments any time of night or day!

The B.S. in Christian Ministry program is 120 units.


Career Opportunities

  • Senior Pastor
  • Menís or Womenís Ministry
  • Youth Pastor
  • Worship Pastor
  • Specialty Ministry such as:
    • Recovery Ministries (Abuse, Addiction, Divorce)
    • Singles Ministry
    • Short Term Missions
    • Small Group Ministries

Interesting Courses

  • Biblical Foundations for Ministry
  • Servant Leadership Theory
  • Personal Development of the Minister
  • Social Issues in Context
  • Evangelism and Mentoring

Real World Opportunities

The Christian Ministry program concludes with a Field Practicum that is completed at a local church or para-church organization. Students are assigned a successful mentor with whom they interact and debrief during the Practicum. This experience provides a supervised context for students to implement and practice much of what they have learned through the Christian Ministry major.


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Mike King
SPS Christian Ministry

"Hope has been a tremendous blessing in my life. They equipped me with the tools I needed to be more effective in my ministry. My personal spiritual growth and maturity have greatly increased by applying the practical skills I have learned at Hope. I found the staff at Hope to be unbelievably supportive - from applying for financial aid to needing someone to talk to about challenges that I faced in transitioning into ministry."

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David Hwang
SPS Christian Ministry

"The online program is perfect for me. The coursework is practical and thorough in covering aspects that affect my current ministry as a youth pastor. The staff and professors at Hope are always super helpful, understanding, and encouraging even when I ran out of patience. I'm grateful to all the professors at Hopeís School of Professional Studies for helping me conquer this mountain in my life."