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Christian Ministry

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Explore your God-given calling while elevating your ministry.

Ranked Christian University
NGU ranked #12 on’s list of the “20 Best Online Christian Universities” (2021).
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.
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 North Greenville University.

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

Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Associate Dean, School of Ministry
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor | Chief Spiritual Formation Officer
Mike Landrum, MDiv
Director, Youth Ministry
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Professor, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Christian Studies
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies

Study Christian Ministry with Clear Direction

  • Christian Ministry Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • United States History to 1865
    • General Psychology
    • Biblical Foundations
    • Oral Communications
    • Old Testament Survey


  • Christian Ministry Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Composition and Rhetoric
    • Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel
    • Composition and Literature
    • Hermeneutics
    • Introduction to Missions


  • Christian Ministry Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Old Testament Survey
    • Apologetics and Evangelism
    • Church History I: Early Church


  • Christian Ministry: Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Church History III: Reformation
    • Systematic Theology III
    • Senior Seminar

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