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.


NEW Pastoral Accelerator Program

Earn your bachelor’s degree in ministry and your Master of Divinity degree in as little as 5 years!

Meet the Dean

How to Make Big Decisions Wisely

By Dr. Alan Ehler, Dean, Barnett College of Ministry & Theology


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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.

“I have observed a servant’s heart and a strong zeal for God in the Southeastern University graduates we have hired.”
Senior Pastor at Family Christian Center in Clermont, Florida


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.


Faculty Who Care

One of the best parts of studying at Southeastern is getting to connect one-on-one with some of the top Pentecostal faculty in the nation.