The Christian Ministries major prepares you to lead others through in-depth Bible studies, leadership development seminars, and educational classes in the historical and psychological foundations of ministry. The Ministry program provides scriptural, educational, and managerial training for students who want to pursue ministry careers or further study in graduate schools or seminaries. Taylor’s Christian Ministries professors help you prepare for your future, not just in academic and career pursuits, but also through your faith.
Ministry courses provide students with a three-dimensional understanding of Christian ministries, honing in on spiritual formation, cross-cultural and local service, and experiential learning. Classes on teaching and learning strategies will help you communicate God's truth with specific groups as well as philosophies and strategies for Christian ministries. Other courses focus on studying, interpreting, and applying Scripture and mobilizing, training, and equipping fellow believers to serve the Church. Because of the complementary Bible classes in this major, Christian Ministries students also earn a Biblical Literature minor.
The Christian Ministries curriculum gives students the opportunity to serve those in our local and global communities. The curriculum requires students to participate in four semesters of departmentally approved ministry, a summer of full-time ministry, and a capstone trip that introduces them to more than one hundred key Christian leaders and ministries.
Listen to Dr. Mike Severe, Associate Professor of Christian Ministries, talk about the distinctives of Taylor’s Christian Ministries degree program.
Develop logistical and educational ministry skills that could supplement your declared major or allow you to serve the local church. This minor requires two semesters of extracurricular, department-approved ministry in addition to normal course requirements. A Christian Ministries minor pairs well with many majors, including Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Philosophy, or Biblical Literature.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
Listen to testimonies of Christian Ministries graduates as they explain how their Taylor studies helped them discover their calling and launch into ministry after college.