The programs offered by the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies provide students with the means for maturing academically and spiritually as individuals and as future Christian leaders.
The department currently offers two majors: Biblical and Religious Studies, and Christian Ministries. In addition to these majors, we offer eight minors: African-American Religion and Culture, Bible, Congregational Ministries, Cross-cultural Ministries, Religion, Theology, World Christianity and Youth Ministries.
Each of our majors and minors emphasizes critical thinking and scholarly skills. Some add practical components that prepare our students to enter various forms of Christian ministry right after graduation. It is not surprising that our graduates have been extremely successful in finding ministry-oriented employment and in gaining admission to prestigious graduate schools, law schools, and seminaries.
Messiah's Department of Biblical and Religious Studies is committed to helping you become a more thoughtful, committed disciple of Jesus Christ, ready to face the challenges of the future. To talk with someone about the department's programs, contact Prof. Brian Smith, at (717) 796-1800, ext. 7088.