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Ministry Leadership

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Impact God’s world through God’s Word as you study ministry leadership at NGU.

First-Choice Grad School
Of the Christian Studies graduates at NGU, 98% get accepted into their first-choice grad school.
Course Requirements
Few specific courses are required in the Christian Studies program. You’re free to study what you want, when you want.
Explore over a dozen Christian electives covering everything from apologetics and evangelism to Greek, Hebrew, philosophy, and Christian ethics.

Invest Biblically to Impact Globally 

Prepare to pursue eternally significant work. Follow your calling as a pastor, missionary, counselor, chaplain, church planter, and more. 

From the nearest church to the furthest corner of the world, God’s glory matters. Connect your personal story to God’s greater purpose with a BA degree in Christian studies-ministry leadership. 

Experience Learning Across the Globe

From Tigerville to Oxford to Israel

Engage with and minister to people from other cultures as you study abroad in England. Or bring your faith to life on a perspective-altering trip to Israel.

Put Your Faith to Work

Connect with your professors outside the classroom through several work-study programs. Experience first-hand what it looks like to engage both your faith and career.

Church and Academic Internships

Experience how academic and spiritual growth combine on campus. Serve local-area churches in a variety of ministry settings. All while earning credit for up to six semester hours. 

Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean of the College of Christian Studies
Mike Landrum, MDiv
Director of Youth Ministry
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor of Christian Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Christian Studies
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor of Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Professor of Spiritual Formation and Ministry
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor of Christian Studies

Customize Your Christian Study Experience

  • Ministry Leadership Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • Spiritual Formations
    • First Year Experience
    • Old Testament Survey
    • New Testament Survey
    • Composition and Rhetoric
    • Composition and Literature
    • Western Civilization to 1715
    • Western Civilization Since 1715
    • Natural Science Course
  • Ministry Leadership Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • English Literature Course
    • Foreign Language Courses
    • Oral Communication
    • Principles of Theological Research and Writing
    • Hermeneutics
    • Humanities
    • Christian Studies Biblical Course
    • Christian Studies Practical Course
  • Ministry Leadership Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Foreign Language Courses
    • Humanities
    • Christian Studies Practical Course
    • Christian Studies Historical, Theological, or Ethical Course
    • Christian Studies Electives
    • Open Electives
    • Fine Arts Appreciation Course
  • Ministry Leadership Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Social Science Course
    • Christian Studies Historical, Theological, or Ethical Course
    • Christian Studies Biblical Course
    • Christian Studies Electives
    • Open Electives
    • Senior Seminar

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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