Lay Ministry

A program that prepares non-ordained individuals to serve as lay pastors, religious educators, youth leaders, and other professional positions open to the laity in local churches and other settings. Includes instruction in bible studies, theology, spirituality, pastoral counseling, foundations of ministry, effective communication, and church leadership.

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Liberty University

Liberty University is a Christian institution located in Lynchburg, VA. The 7,000-acre campus hosts more than 550 programs of study within its 17 colleges and schools. LU's mission of creating "Champions for Christ" is encouarged through the...

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This campus is very large, 5,000 acres, and has many colleges and majors to offer. Not only will I excel in academia, but I will learn good time management, and real life knowledge.

” – Alicia from Camp Hill, PA
Fordham University

At Fordham, the Jesuit University of New York, you’ll receive a rigorous education in one of the world’s greatest cities. Fordham students choose from three undergraduate colleges—Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and...

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Fordham doesn't seem to be the school that its students thought they were going to attend, but it is the school who's present students could never imagine going to school anywhere else. Fordham is often described by the mantra New York is my campus...

” – Vanessa from Valencia, CA
University of St Thomas

Named after the patron saint of students, the University of St. Thomas is 4-year Catholic school in the Twin Cities and the largest private non-profit university in Minnesota. St. Thomas hosts eight colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in...

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This school is great for buisness majors, and is held in high regard for that major. It has a strong sense of pride. And it is a gorgeous campus that makes up for the cold weather.

” – Sienna - Cedar Rapids, IA

Founded in 1876, Calvin College is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in Grand Rapids affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. Calvin grants bachelor’s degrees in over 100 academic majors and programs. For students interested in the arts...

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At Calvin, I have grown in a multitude of ways that I was not originally anticipating. I feel like I am a much more of a well-rounded person from taking the extra liberal arts classes. I'm SO happy I chose to go to Calvin.

” – CH
La Salle University

Founded by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, La Salle University is a Catholic school in Philadelphia. La Salle is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Nursing conferring undergraduate degrees and all academic programs feature a...

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Big school, nice campus, amazing people.

” – Jasmin from Philadelphia, PA
Point Loma Nazarene University

Founded by the Church of the Nazarene in 1902, Point Loma Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts college in San Diego. PLU offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 fields of study and the university’s Office of Strengths and Vocation provides...

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The professors at Point Loma are very loving and are willing to work with students individually if they are struggling. It's very possible for them to do this because there are so few students at Point Loma when compared to other universities. Each...

” – Jessica from Mission Viejo, CA
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University

Regent University is a private, non denominational evangelical institution based on the coast of Virginia Beach, VA. It is a military-friendly university with a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study communications, biblical...

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With seven different schools, stretching from psychology and law to theater and cinema production (offered at both grad and undergrad levels), Regent University is the place to be if you are a blossoming Christian leader. The learning environment...

” – Lauren from Senoia, GA

The University of Saint Francis is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The campus features a number of historic facilities, such as the Brookside Mansion, which once was home to the entire college, and now hosts...

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The University of Saint Francis offers a vast majority of majors and minors to choose from. The classrooms are a wonderful small size so that the teachers can have more one-on-one time with individual students.

” – Briana from Fort Wayne, IN
Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College is a private liberal arts institution located in the wooded suburb of Palos Heights, IL, offering degrees in three areas, Arts & Humanities, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences. All programs require an internship...

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Trinity is an amazing college where I feel I have thrived and developed into not only a better friend, student, daughter, but also a better christian. Being at Trinity I have also learned to be more organized and less of a procrastinator. All in all...

” – Natasha from Zuni, NM
Oakwood University

Founded in 1896 as an educational institution for freedmen, Oakwood University is a Christian school in northern Alabama and an Historically Black College and University. Operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Oakwood is home to schools of...

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Located between the rolling hills of Huntsville Alabama, Oakwood University is a private university with a concentration on the academic as well as spiritual growth of students. Academic focus ranges from music to cytotechnology, depicting the...

” – Amanda from Atlanta, GA

Judson University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Elgin and Rockford, Illinois. Undergraduate students are required to earn at least 25 chapel credits each semester, and contribute to their GPA on a pass/fail basis. Judson...

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judson university is a good university for people that like small classes. also students can have easy access to professors. a good thing is that there are shop places really close.

” – SILVIA from CARPENTERSVILLE, IL
Huntingdon College

Founded in 1854, Huntingdon College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Montgomery, Alabama. Academics at Huntingdon feature a unique core curriculum which aims to educate students in the fields of fine art, biblical...

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The teachers here really take a pro-active approach to ensure yo u understand the course work. The classes are hard, but I really feel like I am learning a lot and the teachers are willingly to stay late and come early anytime you need extra help!

” – Elizabeth from Prattville, AL
Dordt University

Dordt University integrates faith into every aspect of campus, whether academics, athletics, music, or social activities. Students are challenged and invested in, which creates a vibrant and close-knit campus community. Dordt offers four-year...

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You will grow spiritually. You will gain friends for a life time. You will achieve greatness.

” – Brittany from Stanwood, WA
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Originally founded as a men’s college, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a coeducational Lasallian Catholic institution in southeast Minnesota. Saint Mary’s is home to a residential liberal arts college granting undergraduate degrees in 59...

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I absolutely love the campus! It is small, yet organized so that I will be able to know where I am going once I get there. I can't wait to be there!

” – Elsa from Stewartville, MN

Arizona Christian University is a non-denominational Christian liberal arts college in Phoenix. Arizona Christian offers bachelor’s degrees in 15 academic majors and all degrees include a minor in Bible. Additionally, ACU features a CORE academic...

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I feel safe on campus. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. It seems like a great experience from everyone I've spoke to about the school, including girls on the softball team!

” – Shae from Tucson, AZ

Cardinal Stritch University is a 4-year private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. While the school’s focus is on its Catholic foundations, it also offers a wide variety of courses in traditional subjects such as...

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow...

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I love the way Trevecca challenges me emotionally and spiritually. The CAF food is so-so most days; stick with the Hub if you want to be safe. The campus is beautiful; so many places to relax.

” – Laura from Franklin, TN

Howard Payne University was founded in 1889 by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The school has a main campus in Brownwood, TX, and maintains two academic institutes, The New Braunfels Center and El Paso Center. The college provides free...

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The teachers are really interested in their students and want to help!

” – Danielle from Bedford, TX
North Central University

North Central University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Students enrolled at NCU are required to attend weekly chapel. The college features a unique core curriculum plan, which involves both a...

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North Central University is the true deal when it comes to Christian Colleges. Christ is at the center of the experience. Many world-class Bible scholars are on staff, and genuinely care to go the extra miles for students (especially when you show...

” – Adam from Hermantown, MN

Established in 1947, Bethel University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Mishawaka, Indiana. Bethel offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 50 fields of study, with classes available during the day, evening, and online...

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Bethel College has an incredible and very welcoming environment that will completely draw a person in. While attending the college and getting the opportunity to walk through the beautiful campus, a person will meet many new people because everyone...

” – Rachelle from Sturgis, MI
Ursuline College

Ursuline College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Ursuline provides over 30 bachelor’s degree programs, pre-professional programs, minors, and certificate programs, as well as 20 graduate programs. Ursuline...

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The classes are small, so the there is plenty of attention from the teacher to help you learn the material. The teachers get to know you on a personal level and even understand when athletes can't be in class because of the game schedule! Everyone is...

” – Constance from Cleveland Heights, OH
Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a leading Christian institution in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. SAGU offers more than 70 undergrad and graduate degrees - helping students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit...

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a great Christian Faith based University. I am majoring in Children and Family Ministries and I have learned so much in the past year from my professors and also have been involved in outreach...

” – Melissa from Waxahachie, TX

Multnomah University is a 4-year non-denominational Christian college in Portland, Oregon. Multnomah utilizes The Bible as a foundation for every class and offers programs in liberal arts and humanities in addition to religious studies. As a Christ...

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I believe that Multnomah University is a great place to learn about God and develop healthy relationships. It preps one to go into ministry here in America and over seas. The best thing about Multnomah is that is a great place for community.

” – Christine from Portland, OR
Bethel University

Bethel University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in the Twin Cities metro area. Bethel confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 majors covering 106 academic areas of study featuring a general education curriculum that...

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Bethel University is a school meant for kids who want to strive academically, socially, and in their faith. We all push each other to be the best versions of ourselves in every way possible. This is a place for growing so we are able to reach our...

” – Keshini from Minneapolis, MN

Johnson University is a private, Christian university founded in 1893. The curriculum integrates the arts and sciences with Bible studies and theology. Johnson University is affiliated with the Independent Christian Church and offers an on-campus...

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The professors are extremely nice and will help you out, no problem!

” – Kayla from Knoxville, TN

With a campus on the upper and lower shores of Lake Marquette, Oak Hills Christian College is a Christian academy in the Minnesota Northwoods. Oak Hills offers six Biblical Studies bachelor’s degrees with concentrations in subjects such as Worship...

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It's a great college, with great professors, and a great heart for ministry! The community is very welcoming and it was a delight to attend there last semester.

” – A PSEO student from Oak Hills

Grace Christian University is an Evangelical college in Grand Rapids whose courses are centered around The Bible and ministry experience. GCU is home to over 20 undergraduate degree programs encompassing both Biblical studies and general education...

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Nice and small. Christian oriented with a chapel and a small community. Offers different degrees where you can commute to other colleges for classes.

” – Natalie from Wyoming, MI
Trinity Baptist College

Trinity Baptist College is a private institution established on a 140-acre campus in Jacksonville, Florida, that provides a higher education from a Christian worldview. Trinity Baptist offers over 20 academic programs, with 3 programs available fully...

Grace College
Winona Lake, IN
Grace College

Grace College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Winona Lake, Indiana. Students enrolled at Grace College are required to attend chapel three days each week. The college features a unique core curriculum, which is built upon...

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Grace College is a Christian College founded on the principles/essentials of Christianity. The professors and students who make up the body of the college are welcoming and inclusive. This college equips its students to be effective and competent for...

” – Daniel from Wayland, MI

Manhattan Christian College is a 4-year Christ-centered institution with an emphasis on ministry. MCC is home to three academic departments, Bible/Theology, Christian Ministry, and General Studies, as well as a Distance Education Department offering...

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At MCC, the professors are wiser than one could ever hope to be. If a student is willing to learn they will be poured into, both inside and outside the classroom. The amount of biblical knowledge that can be learned it huge, from basics of the Old...

” – Alan from Wichita, KS
Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI

Kuyper College is a Christian institution with an emphasis on training for a life in ministry. In addition to Kuyper’s religious degrees in programs like Biblical Greek and Youth Ministry, most  of the school’s other fields of study include a built...

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Academics are incorporated well with the Bible's teachings. The professors are good at what they do; teaching from a Christian worldview.

” – Alexandra from Cedarburg, WI

The University of Fort Lauderdale is a non-denominational Christian university utilizing a Biblical foundation in south Florida. UFTL offers two bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration and Ministry and both degrees feature several...

Founded by a Christian rock musician, Visible Music College is a Christian music academy dedicated to simultaneously training students in music and ministry. Visible offers three bachelor’s degree programs in Music Production, Music Business, and...

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is an Evangelical Christian graduate institution with a main campus in northeast Massachusetts and adult education campuses in Charlotte and Jacksonville. Gordon-Conwell features an international and diverse...

Westminster Theological Seminary is a graduate school of Reformed Christian scholarship with an emphasis on preparing students for ministry. The seminary offers five master’s degree programs in Theology, Counseling, Christian Studies, Religion, and...

As the oldest institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a Christian academy dedicated to training students for ministry. All undergraduate students attend Southern Seminary’s Boyce...

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The Southern Seminary is truly serious about the Gospel. The stress the importance of academics. They also stress the importance of building community within the dorms.

” – Zach from Kentucky

Originally founded in the early 19th century as St. Francis Xavier Seminary, the Athenaeum of Ohio is a Roman Catholic seminary in Cincinnati and America’s third oldest Catholic seminary. The Athenaeum is home to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary featuring...

Carolina Christian College is a Bible-centered institution and the oldest African American Bible college in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. All undergraduates are enrolled in Carolina Christian’s Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program and...

Established in 1993, Horizon University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Horizon U offers three bachelor’s degree programs, three certificate programs, and an associate’s degree program in Biblical Studies...

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, United Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school in the Dayton metro area. UTS offers four master’s degrees in Divinity, Ministry, Theological Studies, and Christian Ministries as well as a...

Established in 1974, Christ the King Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in East Aurora, New York. The college offers four postgraduate programs including a Master of Arts in Theology, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, and...

Affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International, the Urshan Graduate School of Theology is a Christian grad school in the St. Louis metro area. UGST offers master’s degree programs in Christian Ministry, Divinity, and Theological Studies...

Affiliated with the Church of God, Universidad Teologica del Caribe is a Christian institution in northern Puerto Rico dedicated to training students for ministry. Also known as the House of the Potter and the School of Prophets, UTC offers master’s...

Originally founded by the North American Baptist Conference, Sioux Falls Seminary is a multi-denominational Christian graduate school with locations in Sioux Falls and Omaha. Sioux Falls Seminary offers master’s degrees in Divinity, Counseling...

Established in 1884, Saint John's Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. Saint John’s and the college’s Theological Institute offer two pre-theology bachelor’s degree programs, a dual degree Master of...

Located in western Pennsylvania, Saint Vincent Seminary is the fourth-oldest Roman Catholic seminary in America dedicated to training candidates for the priesthood. Saint Vincent hosts a Priestly Formation curriculum and offers a bachelor’s degree in...