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

Founded in 1841 by the Catholic Diocese of New York, Fordham University is a Jesuit institution in New York City and the oldest Catholic university in the northeast. With three campus locations throughout the city, Fordham is home to four...

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With the benefits of the most culturally diverse and intellectually-stimulating city in the world at your fingertips, as well as a curriculum following the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person, Fordham University offers the best education...

” – Taylor from Girard, KS
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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As a graduating senior, I know St. Thomas has prepared me well for life after college. I've taken classes in a variety of fields, and I'm always impressed with how helpful my professors can be. My classes have been more than just educational; they're...

” – Molly from St. Paul, MN
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin College

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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The class work goes in depth into whatever subject you are studying, you definitely learn what you need to know for your major. There are also certain core classes you need to take which give you general knowledge and creates well-rounded students...

” – Christi from Grand Rapids, MI
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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This school is great for learning because of the class sizes. All classes are small to the point where the professor will know your name, and you can sometimes even gain a close relationship with the professors. Because you can get to know your...

” – Shaquanna from Tobyhanna, PA
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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I am learning a lot in terms of my intended major and in the honing of my academic writing and communicative skills. I couldn't ask for anything more!

” – Kristen A. from Florida
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

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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Class sizes are smaller which allows you to get more one-on-one attention from professors. Most classes have about twenty students, but you could always get a larger class. For example my freshman year I had to take Principles of Biology, this is a...

” – Alexis from Valparaiso, 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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The professors at Trinity are rather wonderful. You can learn a lot from them in and out of the classroom. I have learned a lot of other cultures from international students and by talking to students from across the nation.

” – Christine from Wheaton, IL
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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The faculty at Oakwood is wonderful. The teachers don't only teach the information in the textbook, but they also teach from the Bible. This is great because, in the end, the only wisdom that will truly count is what we learn from the Bible and...

” – Kelcie from Madison, AL

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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Huntingdon College is an amazing college for prospective students who love God and want to get a good education. The campus is beautiful and the teachers are awesome. The student count is also low, so the less student to teacher ratio.

” – Alexandria from Deatsville, AL
Dordt University

Affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt College is a Christian liberal arts college in northwest Iowa. Dordt grants undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors and all classes feature a reformed Christian perspective. As a Christian...

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Dordt College has exceptional academics and wonderful professors. The professors challenge you and you learn important information about your major throughout your time at Dordt.

” – Kailee from Ripon, CA
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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My classes keep me engaged because of my professors' enthusiasm about their class topics.

” – Julianne from Mokena, IL
Arizona Christian University

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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Arizona Christian University does a great job at building individual confidence. The ways the classes are set up allows for realistic practicing of with the career will ask of them. At ACU different personalities are accepted and used to establish a...

” – Mariah from Phoenix, 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 private, Christian institution established in Nashville, Tennessee. All incoming students are required to take the Life, Calling, and Purpose course, which includes an optional 3-day trek through the wilderness. In...

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Education here is great, the teachers are just pouring out knowledge

” – Joshua from Paris, 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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The classes at North Central are great and well worth the money paid for them. Most of them cover subject matter that will relate to everyday life. Professors are caring and willing to help whenever a student needs it.

” – Maeve from Minneapolis, MN
Bethel University-Indiana

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 is a small, beautiful, Christian school located in Mishawaka, IN. It's right in the middle of a lot of activity, and the other local colleges allow for even more interaction with other college students. It's a great place for spiritual...

” – Danielle from Muncie, IN
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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SAGU is a place with marvelous educators. Because it is a small school, it allows for a more personal relationship with professors and also more one on one time with the professor weather it be for personal, academic, or simple small talk. Never have...

” – Briana from Rowlett, 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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Going to Multnomah gave me a whole new perspective on who Jesus really is!! I love all my classes! The homework is normal but the knowledge they give you is outstanding!!

” – Amber from Boring, OR
Bethel University (MN)

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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I believe Bethel University has a great community that is both friendly and spiritual. The professors take time to get to know each student individually. Everyone that is at Bethel is so nice and are always wanting to know more about you.

” – Kayla from Randolph, MN
Johnson University

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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Johnson is the most friendly, supportive college I've visited. The professors are great, the classes are helpful, and the campus is beautiful. The people here are really concerned on making sure you strengthen your relationship with God and helping...

” – Jesusgirl 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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1. Godly atmosphere
2. Amazing students and staff
3. Great classes

” – Elizabeth from Livonia, 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 and Theological Seminary

Grace College and Theological Seminary 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...

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The professors here make a point to teach each student specifically. They are willing to take time after class, before class or even on the phone after school hours to answer questions. Everything is taught from a real life perspective. I have never...

” – Dustin from Fort Wayne, IN

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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I just love the teachers here, they care about you as an individual. I have never learned so much! As a student with learning disabilities and having little to no Biblical background, I have learned a tremendous amount about not just the Bible, but...

” – Karla from Haysville, KS

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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Great theological school. Pastoral Professors who truly care.

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...

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...

Bethel Seminary-St Paul is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a wooded, 245-acre campus in Minnesota. As a school of Bethel University, the Seminary offers seven master’s degree programs, a Doctor of Ministry program, and two graduate...