Pursue your vocation in ministry with our bachelor of arts in Christian ministry and leadership. In this program, you’ll be challenged to think biblically about Jesus and His Kingdom, develop spirituality in yourself and others, enhance your ministry skills and engage with the world. You will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge through classroom work, research and an integrated internship with a community church or para-church agency.

Highlights

  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Cohorts groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Cohort of 7-20 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
  • Internships provide hands-on experience
  • Mentoring helps students identify their calling

Career opportunities

While this degree is relevant to many career fields, it is especially designed for those interested in church and para-church ministries with a focus on community leadership, preaching, teaching and missional engagement. Graduates who wish to continue their education are well prepared for graduate school and seminary training.

Program director

Quentin Kinnison
Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Christian Ministry, Biblical & Religious Studies Division Chair, Program Director, Christian Ministry & Leadership

Admission requirements

  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units 
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA
  • Two years post-secondary experience
  • Application form
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma
  • Official college transcripts
  • Recommendation form

Course listing

Required Courses (41 Units)

The following units must be earned at fresno pacific university:

CodeTitleUnits
BIB-314Jesus and the Christian Community3
BIB-436Biblical Perspectives3
BLIT-306* Law and Ephesians1
BLIT-307*Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and James1
BLIT-308*Isaiah and Matthew1
MIN-310Perspectives in CML1
MIN-356Church and the Mission of God2
MIN-376Current Practices in Evangelism and Discipleship2
MIN-392Biblical Interpretation and Teaching2
MIN-397Spiritual Formation: Perils, Pitfalls and Potential of Ministry2
MIN-398Spiritual Formation: Cultivating a Prayerful Heart2
MIN-399Spiritual Formation: Taking Care of the Interior Life2
MIN-420Ministry Across Cultures2
MIN-430Urban Ministry2
PACS-440Conflict Transformation3
MIN-450Leadership in Ministry2
MIN-471Pastoral Ministries2
MIN-483**CML Internship9

*Two of three biblical integration courses are required for graduation. Which courses the student take are determined by when the student enters the CML cohort
** three semesters at 3 units per semester