Where can this degree take me?
Students pursuing a degree in Christian Ministries find themselves prepared and equipped for service in missions, churches, and parachurch organizations, whether on a part-time, full-time or volunteer basis. Our students will walk confidently in their calling, with the skills necessary for their future ministry. We offer a well-rounded approach through the following five program goals:
Personal Maturity. The Christian Ministries graduate will demonstrate a healthy sense of self in Christ, commitment to a lifestyle of ministry and progress toward godly character.
People-Skills. The Christian Ministries graduate will interact in a relationship-based ministry which empowers service, initiates discipleship and sustains appropriate biblical spiritual formation.
Penetration of Culture. The Christian Ministries graduate will teach, write, speak, create media, counsel or in other ways communicate Christ in culturally relevant ways with excellence.
Programming. The Christian Ministries graduate will develop a strategic organizational plan which accounts for effective leadership and efficient administration.
Philosophy. The Christian Ministries graduate will articulate a philosophical base which is cognizant of current theory, founded on the Scriptures and theologically sound.
How long will it take to earn my degree?
In addition to 48-51 credits required for a major, students at Trinity College also complete 47-62 credit hours of general education requirements. These courses relate to communication skills, arts and humanities, and qualitative and analytical reasoning. Some students can substitute completed coursework that resulted in an A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree for those requirements, but all Trinity students must complete a series of courses focused on the foundations of Christian thinking and living. In all, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity requires at least 124 credit hours. For more information on degree requirements, see the Trinity College Catalog.
Students who have already completed some coursework at the college or university level have the option of completing their degree online at Trinity. For these students, a degree can be completed in as little as 2-3 years.
What will I study?
Classes included in the Christian Ministries core are developed and taught with a commitment to the five goals of the program: