Christian Ministry (B.S.)


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.

Benefits of this Path

Provides a solid biblical and theoretical basis for ministry; Requires the practical outworking of these foundations in a required Ministry Internship; Prepares you to serve in a ministerial role or to continue your studies at the graduate level.

Bryan faculty all have Ph.D.’s, DMin, and master’s degrees in Christian education, and are committed to providing you with 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 40s. 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.

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 with Brannon Shortt

— Brannon Shortt Shortt

Pastoral Ministry  |  Christian Studies  |  Class of 2014

Youth Ministry with Anthony Lucarini

— Anthony Lucarini

Youth Ministry  |  Christian Studies  |  Class of 2016

Possible Careers

  • Youth Pastor
  • Worship Arts Director
  • Missionary
  • Christian Counsel
  • Writer
  • Chaplain

Christian Studies Scholarship

Area(s) of Study: Bi-Vocational Ministry, Biblical & Theological Studies, Christian Ministry, Department of Christian Studies

AMOUNT: $1,500


Program Faculty