Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies


Message from the Dean

Joseph C. Grana II, D.Min., Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies

As Jesus is the head of the church, so is he the head of Hope International University. As the Gospel is to be lived out in the world, so Ministry is the heartbeat of Hope International University. As Scripture is God’s expression of love to us, so the Bible is the lifeblood of Hope International University.

Our University believes in the priesthood of all believers. This statement means that all Christians are ministers regardless of their occupations. However, Pacific Christian College of Ministry and Biblical Studies exists to train professional leaders for church and parachurch ministry.

Our philosophy is one of education and experience. We stress analytical thinking about life, ministry, theology, and Scripture. You will be challenged and stretched as you dig into the Biblical text. You will be educated experientially as well as academically. An extensive practicum is expected in your chosen area of ministry. You will be mentored and have hands-on experience. The classroom and ‘real world’ will be married in a harmonious manner.

My hope is that you will share your journey with us. My hope is that you will let us share our journey with you. My dream is that you fulfill your dreams. Welcome to Hope! Welcome to Pacific Christian College of Ministry and Biblical Studies!

Joseph C. Grana II, D.Min.

Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies major grounds students in the knowledge and interpretation of the Old and New Testaments and prepares them for a wide variety of career opportunities, including preaching and teaching in the local church.

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Children & Family Ministry

At Hope, Children and Family Ministry students learn how to create programs that nurture and challenge children to spiritual growth and how to serve under or alongside church pastoral staff.

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Church Ministry

At Hope, the Church Ministry major prepares students with skills that will serve as a foundation for pastoral ministry.

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Intercultural Studies (Missions)

At Hope, the Intercultural Studies major prepares students to relate to people of diverse cultures, lead them to Christ, and guide them into a relevant life.

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Youth & Family Ministry

At Hope, the Youth and Family Ministry major teaches students to effectively minister to youth and families in today's rapidly changing culture.

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Intercultural Studies - Specialized Concentration

At Hope, the Intercultural Studies major prepares students to relate to people of diverse cultures, lead them to Christ, and guide them into a relevant life.

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Music & Worship Arts

HIU's CENTER FOR MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS provides students with the opportunity to impact the world as future worship leaders as they learn in the classroom and in real ministry settings. Students will learn from artists in the Christian music industry and w

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Church Ministry

At Hope, the Church Ministry major prepares students with skills that will serve as a foundation for pastoral ministry.

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Intercultural Studies

The ICS minor allows students to become prepared to relate effectively with people of diverse contexts in today's world.

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Youth & Family Ministry

This minor is designed to allow the student to focus on youth ministry courses while pursuing another major.

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Sports Ministry

This minor is designed to allow the student to focus on sports ministry courses while pursuing another major.

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Worship Arts

The Worship Arts minor offered by the Department of Music is designed to supplement any other undergraduate major studies program and assists the student in preparation for leadership in the field of Worship, Church Music Ministry, or Fine Arts.

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