Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry, Degree Completion Program

Enhance your ability to minister in local churches and agencies.

Many of our students have gone into full-time or part-time Christian ministry while others have chosen to pursue advanced degrees. In both cases they have developed skills to minister in God’s kingdom. You can earn this degree completely online!


What You’ll Learn

In addition to developing basic skills in biblical interpretation, critical thinking and communication, Christian Ministry students gain an understanding of spiritual formation, philosophy, Christian theology and history, and ministry. The program also offers opportunities to prepare for higher education in university, divinity or seminary studies.

Available Programs

Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry

Gardner-Webb’s Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry provides a fully accredited baccalaureate degree in religion. Graduates will be prepared to assume positions in churches or social agencies or to go on to seek higher academic degrees at a university, school of divinity, or seminary.

In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry through the Degree Completion Program requires 38 hours in the major, 20 of which must be completed with the University.

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

Graduates with a Christian Ministry degree often work in churches, for religious organizations and in denominational groups. Common careers include:

  1. youth and adult ministry
  2. counseling and recovery
  3. religious education and services
  4. missionary outreach
  5. crisis services
  6. communications
  7. camp administration
  8. chaplaincy
  9. research

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