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.


Curtis Booher
Professor of Christian Ministries

Associate Professor of Humanities and History

Craig Farmer
Joel O. and Mabel Stephens Chair of Bible; Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Professor of History and Humanities

Professor Emerita of Sociology and Missions

Associate Professor of Bible and Humanities

Ron Kastens
Academic Dean of the Seminary and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry

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

Jeff Miller
Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Professor of Old Testament

Paul Blowers
Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History

Kip Elolia
Professor of Christian Theology and World Christianity

Jack Holland
Russell F. and Marian J. Blowers Professor of Christian Ministries; Professor of Christian Care and Counseling

David Kiger
Director of Libraries and Theological Librarian

Professor of Theology and Society

Rollin Ramsaran
Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins

Professor of Ministerial Formation

Michael Sweeney
Professor of World Mission and New Testament; Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries Program

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