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Concentrations

Students may choose from the following concentrations: church administration, intercultural studies, sports ministry, church planting, pastoral ministry, youth ministry, children and family, worship, and special needs.

Curriculum

Coursework may include:

  • Fundamentals of Strategic Leadership
  • Biblical Teaching & Preaching
  • Ministry Mobilization
  • Congregational Leadership

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog. (link is to PDF of academic catalog)

Careers

Graduates with this degree often serve as leaders in the local church. Because students may choose from a variety of concentrations, graduates with this degree include senior pastors, teaching pastors, church administrators, executive pastors, missions pastors, parachurch leaders, sports ministry coordinators, church planters, student pastors, children and family ministers, worship pastors, and special needs ministry leaders. Graduates may also choose to pursue further studies in Bible and Theology or Congregational Ministry.

Degree

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 major at Johnson University involves a partnership between the academy and the church that equips students for this kind of effective, strategic Christian leadership.

The program includes a 9-month ministry residency at churches in Peoria, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; or Orlando, Florida, as well as a study trip to Israel. As part of the residency, students complete a Leadership Core and can choose a concentration in a specialty area. Customized specialty areas in Indiana and Florida are sometimes developed in partnership with church professionals at those locations on an as-available basis. Throughout the program, residents are mentored by Johnson University instructors, some of whom serve on staff at the participating churches.

Students spend their freshman, sophomore, and junior years at Johnson University, completing all the credits required for the Arts & Sciences Core, nearly all the credits required for the Bible & Theology Core, and 6 credits toward the Strategic Ministry major. During their senior year, partner churches in each city host the residents and provide housing and other support, as the students earn the 30 additional credits required for the Strategic Ministry major.

Daniel Overdorf
Program Director

Dept Contact

Concentrations

Students may choose from the following concentrations: church administration, intercultural studies, sports ministry, church planting, pastoral ministry, youth ministry, children and family, worship, and special needs.

Curriculum

Coursework may include:

  • Fundamentals of Strategic Leadership
  • Biblical Teaching & Preaching
  • Ministry Mobilization
  • Congregational Leadership

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog. (link is to PDF of academic catalog)

Careers

Graduates with this degree often serve as leaders in the local church. Because students may choose from a variety of concentrations, graduates with this degree include senior pastors, teaching pastors, church administrators, executive pastors, missions pastors, parachurch leaders, sports ministry coordinators, church planters, student pastors, children and family ministers, worship pastors, and special needs ministry leaders. Graduates may also choose to pursue further studies in Bible and Theology or Congregational Ministry.

Degree

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 major at Johnson University involves a partnership between the academy and the church that equips students for this kind of effective, strategic Christian leadership.

The program includes a 9-month ministry residency at churches in Peoria, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; or Orlando, Florida, as well as a study trip to Israel. As part of the residency, students complete a Leadership Core and can choose a concentration in a specialty area. Customized specialty areas in Indiana and Florida are sometimes developed in partnership with church professionals at those locations on an as-available basis. Throughout the program, residents are mentored by Johnson University instructors, some of whom serve on staff at the participating churches.

Students spend their freshman, sophomore, and junior years at Johnson University, completing all the credits required for the Arts & Sciences Core, nearly all the credits required for the Bible & Theology Core, and 6 credits toward the Strategic Ministry major. During their senior year, partner churches in each city host the residents and provide housing and other support, as the students earn the 30 additional credits required for the Strategic Ministry major.

Daniel Overdorf
Program Director

Dept Contact