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A Christian Ministries degree prepares students to serve in local and global contexts.

Christian Ministries


Spiritual Foundation

The Christian Ministries major prepares you to lead others in ministry and church settings through theology, study of scripture and ministry engagement with professors who are both experienced practitioners and leading thinkers in the field. The Ministry program provides scriptural, educational, and spiritual formation 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.

Spiritual Service

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 developing strategies for ministry to a variety of needs, ages, and contexts. 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 in four semesters of departmentally approved ministry, and in a summer of full-time ministry. As well, they get to take a capstone trip that introduces them to more than one hundred key Christian leaders and ministries.

Get on track for these careers

  • Pastor
  • Sociologist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Writer
  • Chaplain
  • Counselor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Church Administrator
  • Director of a Christian Nonprofit Organization
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Minor in Christian Ministries

A Christian Ministries minor pairs well with many majors, including Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Philosophy, or Biblical Literature. You’ll develop logistical and educational ministry skills to supplement your declared major and to serve the local church. This minor requires two semesters of extracurricular, department-approved ministry in addition to normal course requirements.

See for Yourself

Listen to Dr. Mike Severe, Associate Professor of Christian Ministries, talk about the distinctives of Taylor’s Christian Ministries degree program.

Stu Poulson
Class of 2014
"Looking back, I realize that my time at Taylor were the most influential years of my life. I entered the Christian Ministries and Biblical Literature programs as a freshman who despised learning, but the courses there showed me the tremendous love of my Savior and equipped me to share that love. After graduating, I joined Youth For Christ, where I helped create a God-loving community for teens. Taylor gave me the tools I needed to preach the gospel. My professors, courses, and experience at Taylor prepared me to make the leap into full-time graduate school."

Christian Ministries Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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