CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

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WHY STUDY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES AT TRINITY FLORIDA?

All Christian Ministries students participate in a reflective ministry internship, a hope-filled mentoring experience that provides first-hand exposure to diverse areas of ministry under appropriate supervision. Throughout the program you will learn what it means to worship God in faithfulness and how to build bridges in love across cultural boundaries. Students who study together have several common interests: a passion for the Lord, a love for people, and a desire to see this world transformed for the glory of God. All students in the program seek to enhance their understanding and skills in ministry, whether they are entering or already participating in Christian service. Does this describe you? If so, Trinity Florida will prepare you both theologically and practically in the areas of personal maturity, relational competence, and ministry skills to engage contemporary culture through Christ for His kingdom.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

In addition to the core required courses across all majors, Christian Ministry majors complete 54 credit hours in their program. The Christian Ministries major is part of Trinity Florida’s undergraduate program, which offers unique opportunities for learners to enhance their professional goals through accelerated education. Most Christian Ministries majors who enroll without college credits complete their degree in four years but you are free to go at your own pace.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

In addition to the core required courses across all majors, students pursuing a Christian Ministries degree will focus on the following areas: biblical interpretation, ministry, and theology.

You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Life of Christ
  • Teaching the Bible
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Foundations of Christian Counseling

CAREER OUTCOMES:

In addition to being well-prepared for graduate degrees in Christian Studies, Divinity, and Religious Studies, students who earn a BA in Christian Ministries serve the Lord in many of the following ways:

  • Campus Ministry
  • Christian Camp Leadership
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry/Missions
  • Evangelistic Outreach Ministry
  • Preaching and other forms of Pastoral Ministry
  • Bible Study Leadership and Teaching
  • Inner City Ministry
  • Local Church Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Family Ministry
  • Discipleship/Small Groups Ministry
  • Para-church Ministry

DID YOU KNOW?

Trinity Florida is part of Trinity International University. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), listed among the top 10 divinity schools in the United States, is also part of Trinity International University. Biblical Studies majors often choose to pursue graduate studies (like the Master of Divinity) at TEDS after completing their degree.

Christian Ministries Core Courses
REQUIRED COURSES (54 credit hrs)
Course Title Credits
BI 210 Biblical Interpretation 3 hrs
BI 275 Teaching the Bible 3 hrs
BI 304 Old Testament Prophetic Books 3 hrs
BI 306 Old Testament Poetic Books 3 hrs
BI 312 Life of Christ 3 hrs
BI 335 Theology of the General Epistles 3 hrs
BI 336 Theology of the Pauline Epistles 3 hrs
BRS 340 History of Christianity 3 hrs
BRS 220 Systematic Theology 3 hrs
BUS 214 Principles of Nonprofit Management 3 hrs
BUS 371 Board Governance/Volunteer Management 3 hrs
CM 181 Spiritual Formation 3 hrs
CM 210 Ministry in its Cultural Context 3 hrs
CM 211 Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry 3 hrs
CM 321 Theology and Practice of Evangelism 3 hrs
PSY 375 Foundations of Christian Counseling 3 hrs
CM 446 Reflective Internship in Christian Ministries 3 hrs
PSY 383 Martial Counseling 3 hrs