Welcome to the Christian Ministries program. We are the major at Biola that focuses on training for church and parachurch vocational ministry service. We prepare dedicated Christian servant-leaders for work with children, youth, and adults in local churches, camps, missions, schools, and a variety of unique settings. Besides general education and biblical studies our course work focuses on teaching, leading, administrating, counseling, evangelizing, and discipling. For specific programs, see our standard curriculum chart or our elementary teaching credential option.
Our degree takes a hands-on approach to preparation, employing a three-semester internship at a ministry site under an experienced supervisor to maximize experiential learning. Many of our graduates continue study in seminary or pursue other advanced degrees. We have one of the finest Christian education faculties in the country—all have professional ministry experience and are engaged in publishing and leading edge research. Our students and their preparation to pursue God’s will for their lives and ministries come first with us. Join our community as we serve Christ together.