Program Overview

Effective ministry in contemporary cultures requires a heart enflamed with mission, a head filled with biblical wisdom, and hands equipped to lead Christ’s church and expand his kingdom. The Strategic Ministry degree at Johnson University involves a partnership between the academy and the church that equips students for this kind of effective, strategic Christian leadership.

The degree program includes a 9-month ministry residency at churches in Peoria, Arizona. As part of the residency, students complete a Leadership Core of classes and can choose a concentration in a specialty area. Throughout the program, residents are mentored by Johnson University instructors, some of whom serve on staff at the participating churches. The degree also includes a 14-day study abroad experience to Israel and Palestine (course fee may apply).

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