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Overview

The world is full of people who are seeking peace, hope, and light in the darkness. We need Christian leaders who are Spirit-empowered, biblically grounded, and equipped to minister to the needs of today. Life Pacific University’s B.A. in Ministry will provide you with the education and tools you need to be effective in all areas of ministry so that you can transform the world. Enroll now to become a leader who is prepared to serve God through ministry.

Why this degree?

Earn your B.A. in Ministry to be equipped for all kinds of church ministry!

Program Highlights

Goals

When you choose this program, you will develop competencies in five areas needed for a life of ministry and leadership:

  1. Formulate a Spirit-filled theology of ministry and leadership.
  2. Establish pastoral habits of spiritual formation to develop Christlike character.
  3. Employ ministry skills in diverse contexts.
Distinctives

Gain real-world experience with a Ministry internship.
We don’t want you to just graduate, we want you to graduate employable. Every student will get real-world work experience through an internship in the field. Your program chair and the Office of Calling & Vocation will help you secure an internship that’s right for you.

Approach Ministry from a Pentecostal perspective.
You will learn and grow in a Christ-Centered Community where every student, staff, and faculty member is committed to a Christian faith. Your degree will include a Biblical Studies minor and faith integration weaved throughout each course. Courses are taught with a Pentecostal perspective, preparing you to be a Spirit-empowered leader.

Learn from expert faculty and benefit from small class sizes.
Classes are taught by highly qualified faculty with education and experience in their field. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1, meaning you won’t be in large lecture halls, but small classes where you get personal interaction with your professors and peers.

meet the chair

Hear from the chair of Ministry at LPU, Dr. Jeff Tolle!

Curriculum

General

English Composition & Research (3 units)

Speech & Presentation (3 units)

Literature Elective (3 units)
Christian Worldview (3 units)

Marriage & Family (3 units)

First-Year Seminar (3 units)

History Elective (3 units)

Lab Science Elective (3 units)

Math Elective (3 units)

Intro to Psychology or Sociology (3 units)

Biblical Studies Minor

Pentateuch (3 units)

Biblical Interpretation & Application (3 units)

Synoptic Gospels (3 units)

Spiritual Disciplines (3 units)

Romans (3 units)
Intro to Biblical Literature (3 units)
Cultures of Ancient Civilizations (3 units)
Spiritual Gifts (3 units)

Intro to Christian Theology (3 units)

Theology 1, 2 or 3 (3 units)

Ministry Major

Foundations for Global Engagement (3 units)

Biblical Exegesis Practicum (3 units)

Methods in Discipleship (3 units)

Church & Non-Profit Administration (3 units)

Ethics (3 units)

Contextualized Ministry (3 units)

Senior Seminar (3 units)

Preaching & Teaching Practicum (3 units)

Ministry Electives (9 units)

Foundations of Ministry (3 units)

Spiritual Gifts (3 units)

Pastoral Counseling (3 units)

Internship (3 units)

Disciplines of Leadership (3 units)

Applied Ministry (3 units)

Practicum in Bible Teaching (3 units)

Open Electives (12 units)

Career Opportunities

Children’s ministry director

church Administrator

Church Planter

missionary

NextGen Pastor

para-church leader

pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Counselor

theology teacher

religious studies teacher

Youth Ministry Director

Worship Pastor

Your Next Steps

Apply to Life Pacific University California and continue your journey of discovering all you’re made to be.

Apply

Become a Student

Graduate

Make an Impact

Office of Admissions

Office Hours: 8am-5pm PT, Monday – Friday
Call or Text: (877) 886-5433
Email: admissions@lifepacific.edu