Barnett College of Ministry & Theology
Earning a ministry & theology degree from Southeastern University gives you the training you need to serve in the types of ministry jobs that are most needed in the local church.
As a Christian university, Southeastern University has trained transformative church and ministry leaders since our founding in 1935. Equipping and supporting the church and Christ’s mission is what we do. You are the future of the Christian faith, and we are committed to equipping you to lead, influence and guide the church toward growth and life-changing ministries.
Named for our chancellor, Tommy Barnett of Dream City Church, the college comprises four distinct schools: the School of Worship, the School of Ministry & Missions, the School of Bible & Theology, and the School of Divinity.
The combined publishing record of our Barnett College of Ministry & Theology faculty includes more than 25 books & 300 scholarly articles.
Communicating effectively through writing is an important skill for ministry leaders to have, especially in today’s digital age. Students can begin honing their communication skills and building their professional resumes early by having their writing published alongside their professors’ on the college blog, found at Ecclesiam.com.
Ministry Grant Program
We are committed to keeping college affordable so our future ministry leaders can leave school without the crushing burden of student loan debt. Traditional undergraduate students studying church music or pursuing a degree in the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology are eligible for up to $7,000 in additional grants over a four-year period.
One of the best parts of studying at Southeastern is getting to connect one-on-one with some of the top professors in the nation. Dr. Robert Crosby, professor of practical theology at SEU, brings decades of professional experience to the classroom, including as a ministry leader, communicator and published author. Get a glimpse of his teaching in his latest book, The One Jesus Loves.
Dr. Robert CrosbyOne of the best parts of studying at Southeastern is getting to connect one-on-one with some of the top professor in the nation. Dr. Robert Crosby, professor of practical theology at SEU, brings decades of professional experience to the classroom, including as a ministry leader, communicator and published author. Get a glimpse of his teaching in his latest book, The One Jesus Loves.
Dr. WaddellCCMR ProfessorDr. Robby Waddell, professor of New Testament and early Christian literature at Southeastern University, shares why he chose to teach at SEU and how he lives out his own faith.
Daniel LevyPrinceton University StudentDaniel Levy, a Southeastern University graduate with a bachelor's degree in practical theology, was accepted to Princeton Theological Seminary to continue his education. Learn how his hands-on ministry training and close relationships with professors at SEU helped to prepare him for this next step in his academic journey.
Janelle AndersonCCMR Grad StudentJanelle Anderson, a graduate student at Southeastern University, shares about how her graduate studies in ministerial leadership prepared her to start her own ministry, called Desperation Church.
Matt RobertiCCMR StudentMeet Matt, a ministry major at Southeastern University. In this video, he shares his heart for the next generation. Learn how SEU has prepared him for ministry through hands-on experience and close relationships with professors and local church leaders.