Finding paths to the ministry through education and enlightenment.
Being called into the service of the Lord is a timeless expression of faith and dedication. All the choices and options that you have for following that calling in the modern world, though, can be a bit overwhelming.
ChristianMinistryEDU.org is here to help students of faith just like you. Our mission is to make it easier to pursue your passion and joy for a career in the ministry by laying out all your degree options clearly. We aim to help you find a school that fits perfectly with your spiritual calling.
The very roots of the modern college education run through institutions that were founded for the purpose of educating students for the priesthood.
For hundreds of years, a university education was synonymous with a study of Canon Law and Christian philosophy, with liberal arts courses in rhetoric, reasoning, and Latin to prepare preachers for their duties. In those days, all universities were Christian schools.
Picking a degree in Christian ministry today has become a lot more complicated. Pastors and ministers need an even more intensive education, exploring comparative religion in theological studies, Biblical hermeneutics, and even psychology and counseling alongside those traditional liberal studies. Today’s pastors have to be ready to begin ministering to small parishes in quiet country towns, to spread the Word through overseas missions, or to work as a team in vast megachurches with thousands of congregants in services broadcast live over the internet.
You get the knowledge and skills you need to step confidently into those roles only through the right degrees from the right universities. And those are exactly the programs ChristianMinistryEDU.org is here to help you find.
Who We Are
ChristianMinistryEDU.org is produced by a small, unaffiliated web publishing group that serves as a truly independent voice for Christian education. We receive funding through a small number of carefully selected schools who advertise with us, and we keep our advertising restricted to schools that we believe reflect the true spirit and light in Christian ministry.
Like any good congregation, our contributors come together from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. Those diverse backgrounds offer a stronger base for offering you clear, comprehensive, and uncompromising knowledge to prepare you for Christian ministry in the modern world.
We’re Here To Provide Information But Encourage You To Conduct Your Own Research
We believe everyone should be able to make educational decisions with confidence. It’s important to note that our site does not feature every university or educational option available on the market. We encourage you to perform your own independent research before making any education decisions.
This website is owned and operated by Wiley. Many of the education programs included are from our Wiley University Services partners and schools that compensate us as a paid advertiser. This may influence which educational offerings we write about and where and how they appear on a page. Our content is free and originates from many different education content writers; our views and opinions are our own and for information purposes only.
Scott Wilson is a writer based in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Washington and worked in information technology before returning to writing full-time. He lives on a sailboat and spends much of his time enjoying the wonders of God’s creations along the Salish Sea and around the world. You can connect with Scott at Scott Wilson | LinkedIn.
Writer & editor
Rebecca is a full-time writer and editor with a BA in Journalism and Communications. Her career highlights include ghostwriting several published books, editing for a national book publishing company, and writing for many high-profile websites and blogs aimed at the education, healthcare, and social sciences fields. You can connect with Rebecca at Rebecca Turley | LinkedIn.
Catherine is a high school English teacher at Notre Dame Academy, an all-girls, independent Catholic school in Worcester, MA. Devoted to teaching students to become lifelong learners and spiritual seekers, Catherine believes that reading and writing are the avenues by which we discover our own convictions, questions, and possibilities. Catherine earned her BA in English Education from Montana State University, and she is a degree candidate in the ALM program in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard University. When Catherine is not teaching, she is writing mostly nonfiction essays about topics related to education. Find her at catherinedorian.com.
Faith has been a key staple in Alex’s life. A writer with over five years of experience, he was raised Catholic through his mother’s side, and attended Protestant services with his fraternal grandparents. Today, he is an avid practitioner of meditation.
Doctoral Candidate Educational Leadership
Brian Miller is an elementary principal with 13+ years of education experience in the private, public, and international school settings. He has taught 7-12 English for 10+ years throughout the world, has presented at teacher conferences throughout the world, and maintains a blog (millerbrian.com) which can be accessed throughout the world. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership through the University of Montana.