Indiana Wesleyan University’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Children’s Ministry degree will prepare you to serve in a church staff position such as director of children’s ministries and in various para-church organizations that serve the needs of children. We have an excellent placement record for our graduates in full-time positions in churches and other organizations. Some of our graduates serve in church-related schools, Christian camps, and with mission agencies in the United States and around the globe. Many students double major in Christian Education, Intercultural Studies, or another area of study to augment their training. If you are interested in the children’s ministry of the church, then this major is for you.
The IWU Children’s Ministry program will launch you into a life of world-changing service, providing experiential learning opportunities with a specific focus on practical ministry theory as well as skills.
A minor in Children’s Ministry consists of 24 credit hours of carefully selected courses to enable you to augment your major degree with a solid foundation in children’s ministry. If you add a Children’s Ministry minor to another ministry major, this may qualify you to serve in the area of children’s ministry as well as in your major area of ministry studies.
Some students also choose to earn an Associate of Science degree (a two-year degree) for quick entry into the workforce and a foundation for further education.