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FACULTY:  Brian Bantum, Daniel Castelo, Kerry Dearborn, Bob Drovdahl, J.J. Johnson Leese, Jeff Keuss, Sara Koenig, Doug Koskela, Mike Langford, David Leong, Jack Levison, Bo Lim, David Nienhuis, Priscilla Pope-Levison, Brenda Salter McNeil, Ed Smyth, Frank Spina, Rick Steele, Doug Strong, Laura Sweat, Rob Wall, Kevin Watson

Educational Ministry Major

Robert Drovdahl, Contact

The field of educational ministry, traditionally known as Christian education, is an interdisciplinary area addressing the question of how we facilitate spiritual development in persons.

To answer this question, the field explores the foundational theological disciplines, the social sciences, and educational philosophy. An Educational Ministry major is recommended for students interested in spiritual development and the educational/equipping ministry of the church. It provides a pre-professional course of study within a liberal arts perspective for students pursuing full-time ministry in a church or parachurch setting.

Occupationally, Educational Ministry majors work within church and parachurch organizations. Possible church roles include director of Christian education, youth director, and children’s director. Possible parachurch settings include student development, Christian service organizations, Christian camping, and curriculum design.

Some students also combine a major in Educational Ministry with Education Certification to prepare for elementary school teaching.

Admission to Majors or Minors
To qualify for a major in the School of Theology, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all previous college credits and have attained at least a "B-" in a University Foundations course.

Requirements for the Educational Ministry Major

Requirements for the Educational Ministry Minor

Note: The requirements for the major are in addition to meeting the Foundations requirements.


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