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Ministerial Leadership

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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Prepare to be a leader at churches and faith-based organizations.

SEU has strived to train ministers and missionaries who have personal authenticity and professional ability since our founding in 1935. No matter which field of ministry you are called to, this degree will help you acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a leadership or support role in ministry.

About This Degree

The online Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership degree program prepares you for ministry leadership — in local churches, faith-based non-profit organizations, and other ministry contexts — through an interdisciplinary curriculum of courses in foundational core (i.e., English, psychology, math, science, etc.), Bible, theology, ministry, and ministry practicum. You will also select an 18 hour track for the final part of your major core to further advance your knowledge in a specific area of ministry leadership: Biblical Studies, Chrisitan Ministry, Humanitarian Ministry, or Pastoral Care & Counseling.

Degree Concentrations

To further advance your knowledge, there are four concentration tracks available in this degree:

Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, Humanitarian Ministry, and Pastoral Care & Counseling.

 Explore various topics, including:

  • The Bible
  • Theology
  • Church history
  • Discipleship
  • Team leadership
  • Strategic ministry leadership
  • Nonprofit financial management
  • Ethics

In addition, you will:

  • Explore the spiritual, vocational, and ethical foundations that will equip you to be a healthy vocational ministry leader.
  • Examine the beauty of human diversity and Christian responses to differences in the 21st century.
  • Apply the ideas you are learning in your courses to real-life ministry work in a local church through two required ministry practicum courses.

Many of our faculty have been recognized among the leading Pentecostal faculty in the nation. You will learn from professors who have real-world experience in the fields of ministry and missionary work. They are focused on academic excellence, outstanding teaching, and uncompromising Christian faith.

Program Details

Credit Hours: 120

Est. Program Length: 48 months

Tuition: See rates

Our flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Contact your admission counselor for details about transferring your prior college credits to SEU.

Career Ideas

Our online ministerial leadership degree provides you with the necessary skills to pursue several career paths. Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • Youth Pastor
  • Children’s Pastor
  • Missions Coordinator
  • Evangelism and Outreach Coordinator
  • Lead Pastor
  • Parachurch Ministry Director
  • Associate Pastor