• Female and male students in classroom

Contemporary Christian ministries explores practical forms of service in church and para-church ministries. The minor allows you to develop knowledge and skills in another area of interest while preparing for ministry.


  • The contemporary Christian ministries minor introduces you to the core concepts and understandings of the major, emphasizing the importance of practical involvement in ministry.

Career opportunities

By providing an environment of study that integrates learning with service, the contemporary Christian ministries minor will prepare you for service and employment in a broad range of ministries and service-oriented organizations.

Program director

Tim Neufeld, D.Min.
Tim Neufeld, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Contemporary Christian Ministries

Course listing

Required Courses (13 Units)

MIN-200Perspectives on Contemporary Christian Ministries1
MIN-360The Church in an Urban World3
MIN-379Spiritual Formation2
MIN-383Introduction to Youth Ministry3
MIN-482Contemporary Ministries Practicum2


Select a minimum of 7 units from the electives provided in the major.

BLIT-310-349Biblical Literature3-4
COM-360Digital Video Production3
COM-400Intercultural Communication3
COM-420Conflict Management and Resolution3
COM-430Group Dynamics and Leadership3
THTR-355Creative Drama3
MGT-355Organizational Behavior3
MGT-362Nonprofit Management3
MIN-340Theology, Culture and U22
MIN-358Creative Communication in Ministry2
MIN-375Discipleship and Evangelism2
MIN-378Introduction to Worship Ministries3
MIN-382Introduction to Children’s Ministries3
MIN-386Youth Ministries Methods3
MIN-390Introduction to Preaching2
MIN-470Pastoral Ministries3
MIN-475Urban Los Angeles Immersion1
MUS-400Music in the Church3
PSY-350Child Development3
PSY-355Adolescent Development3
REL-418Culture, Religion and the Church3
REL-452Christianity in the Non-Western World3
REL-460Religions of the World3
SOC-350Marriage and Family3
THEO-365Current Perspectives on Missions3
THEO-425Theological Ethics and the Environment3
THEO-430Contemporary Theologies3
THEO-445Biblical Theologies of Mission3
THEO-465Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking3