Christ-centered. Ministry-focused.

Christian Ministries

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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 with an online Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries.

What Can I Do with an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries?

Christian ministry is a calling to serve, spread faith, and make a positive impact on lives.

Guide individuals spiritually, provide pastoral care, and support communities in joy and hardship.

Inspire, uplift, and deepen faith connections through messages of hope and spiritual guidance.

Bible Teacher

Church Planter

Community Outreach Coordinator



Youth Pastor

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

Jeff Rankin, PhD
Acting Dean, College of Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Allen McWhite, PhD
Department Chair, Intercultural Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Michael Landrum, MDiv
Program Director, Youth Ministry
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Program Chair, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Associate Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver, PhD
Program Director, Christian Ministries
Matthew Hirt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and 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 Sample Courses

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


Christian Ministry Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

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


Christian Ministry: Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

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

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Christian Ministries Program?

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Dallas Vandiver, PhD

Program Director, Christian Ministries
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