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Program Overview

Adult students have great potential to lead churches and other Christian ministries for the advancement of Christ’s kingdom. The Ministry Leadership degree equips students with sound training in Bible, theology, and the leadership of Christian ministries.

Features of the Ministry Leadership degree:

  • A core curriculum that grounds students in timeless biblical principles
  • An adaptive approach that equips students to face challenges today and in the future
  • High-leverage ministry experiences that are professionally, personally, and spiritually formative

Ministry Internships

We believe that practical, hands-on field experience is an essential part of ministry preparation. Each student in the online Ministry Leadership degree is required to complete an internship. This internship is 14 weeks during the fall, spring, or summer sessions with a requirement of eight hours a week at the church and one hour a week with a mentor at the church.

Every undergraduate student pursuing a four-year degree at Johnson earns a double major – a major in Bible and Theology and a major of their choice, like Ministry Leadership. Click here to learn more about the Bible and Theology major.

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