Christian Ministry (B.S.)

Our Christian Ministry (BS) degree will help prepare you to serve in a ministerial role or to continue your studies at the graduate level.

The Christian Ministry (BS) major at Bryan College is rooted in a blend of strong biblical and theological emphasis, spiritual formation of the individual, and knowledge of time-tested and contemporary ministry principles. Your studies will be focused on three key educational areas — biblical worldview, character and piety, and service leadership — that will prepare you for numerous ministry opportunities.


Our curriculum provides the training to help you become a well-rounded vocational ministry leader who is prepared to pursue service or further educational opportunities at the seminary or graduate level. View Curriculum
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Christian Ministry Specialization Areas

Students can use their 15 hours of Christian Ministry electives to specialize in one of our five minors or specialization areas: Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry, Ministry Leadership, and Missions.

Pastoral Ministry Youth Ministry
Worship Ministry

Scholarship Information

Christian Studies Department Scholarship 22/23:

  • A limited number of $2,000 annual renewable scholarships for incoming department majors
  • These scholarships would be in place of the Distinguished Service scholarships
  • Must attend one of the Scholarship Weekends OR make an on-campus personal visit that includes an interview with department faculty
  • Incoming Freshmen: ACT/SAT/CLF score of 21/1060/68 OR Minimum 3.00 high school GPA
  • Transfer Students: 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Why study Christian Ministry at Bryan?

Bryan faculty all have Ph.D.’s, DMin, and master’s degrees in Christian education, and are committed to providing you one-on-one discipleship and quality of education that is both preparatory and devotional in nature to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our graduates serve in a multitude of various ministry roles in local churches, parachurch ministries, and missions organizations. In 1968, according to a recent Barna study, 55 percent of all Protestant clergy were under the age of 45—that is, the majority of all church leaders were in their 20s, 30s, and early 40’s. Just 50 years later, only 22 percent are under 45. The Christian Ministry program is developed for and dedicated to training the next generation of young ministry leaders.


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