Ministers must know the scriptures and how to interpret them, but they also must understand the world and the people to whom they are called to minister. Milligan’s liberal arts education provides a unique broad-based preparation for ministry of all kinds. This is combined with concentrated study in a thorough Bible curriculum taught by distinguished faculty.
The core of the major consists of courses in Bible, church history, and ministry. Students then build upon that core with their specific ministry concentration (children’s, pastoral, youth, etc.). View the curriculum in the Catalog »
Serious study of the scripture should always be connected with service or ministry, and so each concentration in our Bible major is focused toward teaching, ministering, or serving others in some way. Students are required to complete a ministry internship and many have part-time ministries at local churches.
Semester in Ministry
One exciting internship opportunity is the innovative Semester in Ministry program with Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, Maryland, where students gain hands-on experience in supervised ministry and spiritual formation, as well as take academic courses for credit. Learn more at www.MountainCC.org/sim.
Our alumni are serving around the world as ministerial leaders in congregations of all sizes, missions organizations, and various educational and non-profit organizations. Many also have pursued graduate studies and report back that they were better prepared than most of their peers.
Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College
Emmanuel Christian Seminary is an embedded seminary within the School of Bible and Ministry that programs graduate options for our Bible students. Programs include a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Christian Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry. Milligan undergraduates have the option of taking a select group of seminary courses at the graduate level toward both their undergraduate and master’s degrees. Learn more at ecs.milligan.edu.
Milligan has over a dozen Bible and ministry professors who hold Ph.D.’s from Boston University, Duke, Harvard, Indiana University, Notre Dame, and the Universities of Denver and Toronto. They are recognized and published scholars, and all have years of ministerial experience in a variety of areas. Most importantly, they are excellent teachers and caring mentors.