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The wide variety of courses within the Christian Ministry minor will give you a taste of the potential of ministry. Whatever your major, the minor offers a chance to explore an interest in Christian ministry and receive further academic training and preparation for either personal or professional reasons.

Highlights

  • Flexible scheduling of classes
  • Emphasis on FPU’s Christian heritage
  • Experienced and highly-rated faculty
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds

Career opportunities

This minor is ideal for people pursuing careers in Christian non-profit organizations that require specific training found in professional majors. As just one example, students interested in areas such as children’s ministry or church administration could pair this program with early childhood development or organizational leadership. This minor is also beneficial for students in any field who seek preparation for ministry as a lay person in their local church.

 

    Program director

    Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D.
    Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Christian Ministries, Program Chair, Christian Ministry & Leadership

    Admission requirements

    • Application form
    • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
    • Official high school transcripts or diploma
    • Recommendation form

    Prerequisites

    • Minimum 2.4 GPA

    Course listing

    Required Courses (15 Units)

    Core Courses (4 Units)
    CodeTitleUnits
    MIN 310Perspectives in CML1
    MIN 483CML Internship3
    Biblical Literature (1 Unit):

    Select one of the following:

    CodeTitleUnits
    BLIT 306Law and Ephesians1
    BLIT 307Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and James1
    BLIT 308Isaiah and Matthew1
    Spiritual Formation (2 Units)

    Select one of the following:

    CodeTitleUnits
    MIN 397Spiritual Formation: Perils, Pitfalls and Potential of Ministry2
    MIN 398Spiritual Formation: Cultivating a Prayerful Heart2
    MIN 399Spiritual Formation: Taking Care of the Inner Life2

    Elective Courses (8 Units)

    Students take additional units from the following courses, with no repeat courses allowed.

    CodeTitleUnits
    BLIT 306Law and Ephesians1
    BLIT 307Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and James1
    BLIT 308Isaiah and Matthew1
    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 Inner Life2
    MIN 420Ministry Across Cultures2
    MIN 430Urban Ministry2
    MIN 450Leadership in Ministry2
    MIN 471Pastoral Ministries2
    PACS 440Conflict Transformation3