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Explore your God-given calling while elevating your ministry, online at NGU.

#12
Ranked Christian University
NGU ranked #12 on Christwin.com’s list of the “20 Best Online Christian Universities” (2021)
50+
Diverse Electives
Explore over 50 electives covering a variety of topics. Biblical, church, and world history. Christian ethics and politics. Old and New Testament theology. Practical ministry, counseling, and more.
98%
First-Choice Grad School
Of the Christian Studies graduates at NGU, 98% get accepted into their first-choice grad school.

Meaningful Ministry Begins Here

Deepen your understanding of Christian doctrine. Learn to apply profound theology to practical ministry. Master the art of connecting biblical truth to the lives of real people, every day.

Prepare for a lifetime of impact as a church planter, pastor, missionary, and more. Practice what your preach. Glorify God. And love others. That’s Christian ministry, at NGU.


Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Mike Landrum, M.Div.
Director of Youth Ministry
Gerald Roe, D.Miss.
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Jeff Rankin, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Thomas Willoughby, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Donny R. Mathis II, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Joshua J. Styles, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Christian Studies
Curtis K. Horn Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, Ph.D.
Professor of Spiritual Formation and Ministry
Bill W. Murray, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Walter E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Christian Studies

A Biblical Approach to Christian Ministry

e-Learning (3 hrs.)

Academic Success (3 hrs.)

Biblical Foundations (3 hrs.)

Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel (3 hrs.)

Oral Communication (3 hrs.)

Composition and Rhetoric (3 hrs.)

Composition and Literature (3 hrs.)

History Course (3 hrs.)

Contemporary Mathematics (3 hrs.)

Natural Science Course (3 hrs.)

Psychology or Sociology Course (3 hrs.)

Old and New Testament Survey (6 hrs.)

Apologetics and Evangelism (3 hrs.)

World Missions (3 hrs.)

Hermeneutics (3 hrs.)

Intro to Philosophy (3 hrs.)

Church History I and II (6 hrs.)

Biblical Spirituality (3 hrs.)

Systematic Theology I, II & III (9 hrs.)

Portfolio Development (3 hrs.)

Ministry Practicum I & II (6 hrs.)

Senior Thesis (3 hrs.)

 Christian Studies Electives (21 hrs.)

 Elective or Minor Courses (18 hrs.)

Experience Learning as You Serve and Grow

Local Church Focus

Pursue your purpose without leaving your calling. Serve your church even as you explore your studies. Local church involvement isn’t just assumed, it’s built into your degree. Knowledge. Application. And ministry. All in one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands-on Ministry Experience

Overseas missions. Nonprofit organizations. Even your local church. Complete two intensive ministry-based courses and engage broken communities with the gospel of Christ. It’s how you discover and elevate your God-given calling, at NGU.

 

 

 

 

 

Intentional Coursework

Theology isn’t theory. It’s the foundation of real-world, practical ministry. That’s why your degree is designed to connect in-class learning with in-person ministry. Develop Sunday School classes or create premarital counseling plans. All to fine-tune your ministry experience.

Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Mike Landrum, M.Div.
Director of Youth Ministry
Gerald Roe, D.Miss.
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Jeff Rankin, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Thomas Willoughby, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Donny R. Mathis II, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Joshua J. Styles, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Christian Studies
Curtis K. Horn Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, Ph.D.
Professor of Spiritual Formation and Ministry
Bill W. Murray, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Studies
Walter E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Christian Studies

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