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Student Ministry

School of Bible & Ministry


The Student Ministry major prepares people to lead in ministering to and with young people in the local church and various parachurch ministries such as campus ministry, camps, youth organizations, evangelism efforts, and much more. Students are prepared to:

  • Stay abreast of current changes in youth culture and communicate effectively through all those changes
  • Serve in a leadership role of ministry in the church
  • Function as part of a team/staff relationship
  • Interpret Christian scripture responsibly
  • Identify and critically analyze appropriate sources in academic research
  • Understand and assess contemporary church beliefs and practices in light of church history
  • Reflect theologically on contemporary culture and discern the challenges and opportunities for the church to embody a faithful presence within that culture
  • Approach student ministry in ways that reflect sound theological, philosophical, cultural, and practical understandings of ministry
  • Teach effectively
  • Develop the personal and spiritual maturity necessary for student ministry
  • Be well-equipped to pursue seminary or graduate education

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

This major is part of the Ministry Leadership ProgramLearn more about this exciting program »

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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Faculty

Dr. Lee Blackburn

Lee Blackburn

Associate Professor of History and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8493
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 125

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Dr. Craig Farmer

Craig Farmer

Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Associate Professor of History and Humanities; Area Chair of Humane Learning; Joel O. and Mabel Stephens Chair of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8942
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 122

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Dr. Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins

Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education; Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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Dr. John Jackson

John Jackson

Associate Professor of Bible and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8794
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 111

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Dr. Ron Kastens

Ron Kastens

Director of Ministry Leadership Program

Phone: 423.461.8492
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Office: McMahan Student Center, Lower Level

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Dr. Philip Kenneson

Philip Kenneson

Associate Dean of the School of Bible and Ministry; Professor of Theology and Philosophy; Area Chair of Biblical Learning; The Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries

Phone: 423.461.8797
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 112

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8747
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 120

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Dr. Paul Blowers

Paul Blowers

Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History - Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Phone: 423.461.1505
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Jack Holland

Jack Holland

Professor of Christian Ministries; Professor of Christian Care and Counseling - Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Phone: 423.461.1526
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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Mr. David Kiger

David Kiger

Theological Librarian & Assistant Director of Library Services

Phone: 423.461.1541
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Office: Seminary Library

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Dr. Miriam Perkins

Miriam Perkins

Associate Professor of Theology and Society - Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan

Phone: 423.461.1556
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Rollin Ramsaran

Rollin Ramsaran

Dean of Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Professor of New Testament

Phone: 423.461.1524
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney

Professor of World Mission and New Testament; Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries Program - Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Phone: 423.461.1550
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Office: B.D. Phillips Building

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