Christian Ministries Major

Dept of BRS: Christian Ministries Major

Messiah's Christian Ministries major prepares women and men for entry level positions in congregational and parachurch ministries. This program can also serve as a foundation for further education in a seminary setting.

With its three concentrations--congregational ministries, youth ministries, and Cross-Cultural Ministries Concentration--the major incorporates practical elements, but it also requires the student to acquire competency in biblical and theological reflection, which serve as the theoretical foundations for this course of study. Critical thinking, oral and written communication skills are also stressed.

For students in other majors who wish to supplement their education with training in Christian ministries, the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies offers two minors: Christian Ministries


For more details on the curriculum requirements and the types of courses you would be taking as a Christian Ministries Major, visit our Online Course Catalog: Congregational Ministries Concentration, Youth Ministries Concentration, Cross-Cultural Ministries Concentration.

For more details on the curriculum requirements and the types of courses you would be taking as a Congregational, Youth Ministries or Cross-Cultural Ministries Minor, visit our Online Course Catalog.

Christian Ministry majors participate in our Fitness for Ministry program, which provides vocational counseling, mentoring, and portfolio development. For more information please see the Fitness for Ministry program handbook here.

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How to Apply

To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.