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You are called. 

Christian Ministry

 Messenger College provides a residential learning platform that affirms and edifies those who have a calling to reach their world for Christ. The Christian Ministry degree prepares students to authoritatively and effectively respond to the need of the church and the world in which we live. 

Degree Programs 
A.A. in Christian Ministry 
B.A. in Christian Ministry

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Upon completion of the program,
students should be able to:


  1. Effectively teach and communicate the biblical message, orally, visually, and in written form, utilizing technology when appropriate.

  2. Learn to fulfill pastoral roles in ministry settings.

  3. Demonstrate leadership competencies and professionalism appropriate to their role and sphere of influence in a ministry capstone course.

  4. Function appropriately and effectively in professional fields of service, as evidenced by the satisfactory completion of a ministry internship.

Program Goals

Degree Concentrations 
The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry allows students to include a specific concentration to their degree program. Each concentration includes specific outcomes deemed essential to that concentration. We believe every student comes to us with unique gifts, talents, and strengths that are God-given because of a specific life call. We know you desire to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be excellent in the area of ministry where you are most passionate. The current concentrations are reflected below: 

Pastoral Ministry – offers a thorough understanding of the biblical principles of pastoral ministry, which includes the role of a pastor, pastoral theology, leadership styles, ministerial ethics, legal, business, and financial responsibilities. Competencies include a biblical foundation and practical application of pastoral theological practices, effective communication, interpersonal skills, and pastoral care, which includes; ministerial ethics, administrative practices, and an understanding of stewardship principles.

Intercultural Ministry -- offers an understanding of the global Church with a concentration on various cultures and how they relate to the Gospel. This concentration focuses on developing competencies related to intercultural and missional strategies, theological concepts related to missions, word religions & cults, and missionary development. Students will experience the mission field in their first Intercultural concentration course, be educated and trained by active missionaries, and accelerate the timeline to become a missionary. After graduation and Global Missions' approval, students will advance straight into a partnership with an established missionary. 

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Church Administrator

 Non-Profit Leadership

Ministry Leadership

Higher Education 

Church Planting


Dr. Steven Bontrager

Christian Ministries Program Chair

"It is my goal to see students thrive in their degrees and pursue excellence and integrity in everything they do."

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