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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I am excelling in my academics here more than I did in High School. My professors are great and there are so many great opportunities to get help with academics as needed. They offer tutoring services to make sure that each and every student has a...

” – Shawn from Apalachin, NY
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 is an academically competitive institution in the heart of New York, with a thorough and challenging core. That being said, there is a campus in the Bronx that allows for a traditional college atmosphere, and a campus at Lincoln Center in...

” – Emma from Harmony, PA
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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The professors at St. Thomas do everything they can to help the students achieve their goals. They constantly remind us that they want us to come to them for help whenever we need it. Besides that, the professors here know their stuff! They make...

” – Kale from Deerwood, MN

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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Calvin offers professors who know what they are talking about. The classes are smaller so you are able to get the help you need, and if your teacher can't help you then there are free tutors available that meet with you as much as needed. Calvin...

” – Cassondra from Grant, 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
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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PLNU has the best professors who enjoy working with students. This university is different in its priorities in that one of their main goals is to make sure every student graduates within 4 years. The really cool thing is that the professors are...

” – Alyssa from El Cajon, 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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I am learning so much at Regent. The teachers and the advisers are wonderful and they are always praying for their students success!!

” – Lolita from Leavenworth, KS

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 has an excellent concern for student achievement. Academic advisors keep in contact with students throughout the semester to promote open communication and answer any questions or concerns. The university does a great...

” – Sara 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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I have learned a lot at Trinity. It has been only one semester, but I have recieved a lot of learning experience in such a short amount of time.

” – Brittany from WAUKEGAN, 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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Both of my parents went to this college and they say that it was one of the most enriching environments that they've ever been in. It must be wonderful to be surrounded by people of your skin color who believe the same as you do and who want nothing...

” – K. R.

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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a very social college, very close to Chicago, lots to do near campus, love the people there

” – Benjamin from Elgin, 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

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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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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Saint Mary's University is a small school located in between the beautiful bluffs of Winona. It is an excellent school for students who want to experience a small college campus experience. The teachers and students are friendly and there is good...

” – Student A

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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it is a constantly growing and improving university that has captured the hearts of many as well as trained (and continues to train) many to be spiritually active and grow up well-balance spiritually, emotionally, and even sometimes physically.

” – Nicholas from Peroia, 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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Based on my visits to the campus, I can't think of a better, more Christian oriented place. I can't wat to be a part of this community!

” – Noah from Oxford, AL

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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I learned a lot from the people at Howard Payne University!!!

” – Astin from Lampasas, 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

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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Ever since I stepped on campus my professors have expected excellence from me. If you forget an assignment, many of the professors will still let you turn it in. I am learning a lot both educationally and religiously and I have found success in...

” – Scott from Elkhart, IN

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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As a nursing student at Ursuline college, I have had a very full schedule due to the strenuous nature of studying for a successful career in the health field. Although I have heard great things about their other majors offered which range from...

” – Nicole from Chagrin Falls, 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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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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A wonderful, beautiful, well-kept campus.
The school has knowledgeable, caring teachers who go the extra mile to help and teach students.
The other students, whether they be living on campus or commuters, are all very welcoming and help bring joy...

” – Shelby from Vancouver, WA
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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As Bethel is a small school there are many opportunities for students to have close interaction and communication with their professors. Teachers notice when a student is not in class and the classes, such as the Humanities program is very well...

” – Ashley from Lakeville, 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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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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Grace Bible College has a great learning atmosphere. Whether learning about yourself or your academics, Grace Bible has many things to teach you. I learned many things about myself while I attended classes, as well as when I worked. I also learned...

” – Melody from Hamburg, NY
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

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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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
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...