Ministry Honors Program

Posted: November 13, 2020

Never in modern history has there been a greater need for men and women who are committed to making a difference in the world as leaders in Christ’s Church. The Ministry Honors Program (MHP) is designed for students who desire to use their gifts to serve God in full-time vocational ministry. Those in the program will receive one-on-one coaching from successful leaders and develop life-long relationships. They will serve in dynamic churches from their first semester on campus, where they will gain real-life experience that will prepare them for a lifetime of servant leadership. The MHP is academically rigorous and will challenge students as they become fully equipped to lead and impact the world for Christ.

"This unique opportunity offers qualified students an exceptional scholarship alongside honors-level academics, experiential learning environments, and intentional career pathways. The honors program provides students with an affordable, hands-on education experience that prepares them for life of Kingdom-focused service and leadership," says Dr. Carl Toney, Dean of HIU's Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies. 

FINANCIAL BENEFIT: Students who qualify for this program will save as much as $25,000 (or more) over four years.


  • Biblical Studies
  • Next Generation Ministry 
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry 
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Sports Ministry 
  • Music & Worship Arts
  • Youth & Family Ministry


  • Recommendations and personal interview 
  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • Live on campus in California or Nebraska 
  • Campus leadership activities of 50 hours per semester 
  • Participate in seminar luncheons with guest speakers 
  • Community service with local churches 
  • One year residency on staff at a healthy growing church

To inquire/apply, go to or email [email protected]