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Bridge to Ministry Pathway

What happens when your calling becomes your career?

The Bridge to Ministry Pathway is a 5-year undergraduate and graduate pathway for incoming first-year students who want to pursue a career in ministry.

Participants will receive a $1500 scholarship each year of the program and receive individualized mentoring, a close-knit cohort learning model, and practical ministry training.


  • Must apply to the Bridge to Ministry Program*
  • Enroll in Christian Ministry and Leadership program or Biblical and Theological Studies with a Christian Ministry and Leadership minor.
  • Have interest in pursuing a career in ministry.

*Some age restrictions exist for participation in the Bridge to Ministry program. All applications are welcomed.

Pathway Requirements (Upon Selection)

  • Accelerated graduation timeline (B.A. in a Bible or ministry major and M.A. in Christian Ministry in 5 years)
  • Participation in enriching Faith, Works, and Economics (FWE) co-curricular events
  • Regular, individualized meetings with program director and mentor
  • Be in good academic standing (Maintain 2.0 University GPA/3.0 Program GPA during undergraduate study, 2.5 GPA during graduate study).
  • Apply to FPU Biblical Seminary during the sixth semester of undergraduate study

Application Steps

  • Apply and be admitted to the Traditional Undergraduate program at FPU by the established deadlines, and select Christian Ministry and Leadership as your major.
  • Contact Quentin Kinnison (; 559-453-2099) or Katie Tjerrild (; 559-453-2323) to apply.
  • Apply to the Bridge to Ministry by completing the application here.

Deadlines to Apply

All steps must be completed prior to the deadline to be considered.

Priority Deadline for Fall: August 1st

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