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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.


  • 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

    Photo of Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D.

    Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Program Director, Christian Ministry and Leadership

    Admission requirements


    • Minimum 2.4 GPA

    Course listing

    Required Courses (15 Units)

    Core Courses (1 Units)

    MIN 310Perspectives in CML Credits1

    Elective Courses (14 units)

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

    BLIT 306Law and Ephesians Credits1
    BLIT 307Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and James Credits1
    BLIT 308Isaiah and Matthew Credits1
    MIN 330Disability Ministry Concepts Credits3
    MIN 356Church and the Mission of God Credits2
    MIN 376Current Practices in Evangelism and Discipleship Credits2
    MIN 392Biblical Interpretation and Teaching Credits2
    MIN 397Spiritual Formation: Perils, Pitfalls and Potential of Ministry Credits2
    MIN 398Spiritual Formation: Cultivating a Prayerful Heart Credits2
    MIN 399Spiritual Formation: Taking Care of the Inner Life Credits2
    MIN 420Ministry Across Cultures Credits2
    MIN 430Urban Ministry Credits2
    MIN 450Leadership in Ministry Credits2
    MIN 471Pastoral Ministries Credits2
    MIN 483CML Internship Credits3