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 Program. Learn more about this exciting program »

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University 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.


Professor of Christian Ministries

Associate Professor of History and Humanities

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

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

Associate Professor of Bible and Humanities

Director of Ministry Leadership Program

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

Associate Professor of Bible

Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Professor of Old Testament – Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Paul Blowers
Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History – Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Kip Elolia
Professor of Theology and World Christianity

Jack Holland
Professor of Christian Ministries; Professor of Christian Care and Counseling – Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Theological Librarian & Assistant Director of Library Services

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

Rollin Ramsaran
Dean of Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Professor of New Testament

Professor of Ministerial Formation

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

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