Ministry is your calling and now you need the preparation to put your passion to work. As a contemporary Christian ministries major at Fresno Pacific University, our faculty will help you to step-by-step, giving you tools for ministry, Christian leadership, discipleship, evangelism, pastoral ministries and more. Our courses include Church in an Urban World, Spiritual Formation, Introduction to Preaching and others that will prepare you for diverse and comprehensive ministry. These courses are designed to broaden and develop your skills in four areas: theology, ministry skills, personal formation and proficiency (through an internship).


  • Opportunities for study abroad
  • Ministry discernment
  • Experiential learning component via practicum in your senior year
  • Internships structured to allow you to participate in a practical ministry that integrates theory and theology

Career opportunities

CCM graduates at FPU are prepared for a range of employment opportunities in either church or parachurch organizations. Our graduates have gone on to work in youth and children’s ministry, camp ministry, relief ministry, local and overseas missions, as teachers and as senior pastors, as well as with organizations like Youth For Christ and Young Life. This major also provides you with what you need for future graduate study at seminary.

Program director

Tim Neufeld, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Contemporary Christian Ministries