Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries


The Christian Ministries major is designed for students who desire to minister in the local church or church-related ministries. The Christian Ministries major core includes the philosophical and theological bases of ministry and also focuses on the practical aspects of putting theory into practice in the real world.

In addition to the core courses, students in the Christian ministries major may choose from a variety of minors, including business, behavioral health, or music. A Christian ministries major without a minor may take a variety of professional courses to fulfill the required program of study.

Why Christian Ministries at ACU?

As Christian ministries majors, students are trained in every dimension of life – academically, socially, and doctrinally. The overriding influence of an Arizona Christian University education, however, is the person of Christ and service to Him. ACU Christian Ministries graduates currently serve in virtually every facet of ministry as youth pastors, associate pastors, musicians, and missionaries. Others serve in the secular world as business professionals, counselors, and music/worship leaders.

What will I study?

  • Knowledge: The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of the historical, literary, and theological content of the Bible so that he or she can competently articulate a biblical worldview.
  • Character: The student will learn to encounter God through the Scriptures so that the student’s soul is shaped by its teaching.
  • Action: Students will be empowered, not only with the ability to know and be changed by the Scriptures, but also to bring them to bear in the church and in the world to teach and change others.

Career Paths

The broad-based nature of an interdisciplinary studies degree can help graduates succeed in:

  • Coach
  • Teacher
  • Ministry Leader
  • Non-Profit/ For-Profit Organization
  • Youth Pastor 
  • Associate Pastor
  • Missionary

Christian Ministries


Career Paths


School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

[email protected]

Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of science courses.

CourseCourse NameCreditsPrerequisites
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
BIB 104Genesis to Song of Solomon3
BIB 108Prophets3
BIB 207Gospels3BIB 100 or 101 (Pr)
BIB 208Acts to Revelation3
MGT 232Personal Money Management3
BIB 304Theology3
CMI 310Technology in Christian Ministry3
MGT 340 Principles of Management3BUS 101 (Pr)
COM 370Communication, Culture and the Christian Faith3
MGT 442Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations3MGT 340
CMI 495Biblical Leadership3
CMI 490Christian Ministries Capstone3