Online Bachelor - Christian Ministry Leadership
Bachelor Completion

Next Start

Online

16
Courses

22+
Months

Overview

Aspiring ministers and lay leaders in the church face significant obstacles to maximizing their potential. They need engaging and relevant education and solid biblical and theological training to prepare them for local church leadership. Churches need talent and discipleship resources to launch new ministries, engage communities, and develop effective disciple-makers. The Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry Leadership at IWU equips you to rise to the challenge, follow your call and begin working in local church and non-profit settings.

  • Highly affordable online ministry education
  • Apply your studies to your current ministry context
  • Courses are rooted in effective leadership theory and practice
  • Fulfills many requirements for ordination and a district license in The Wesleyan Church
  • Two tracks:
    • 120 credit hour program
    • 48 credit hour bachelor completion program

You’ll Learn To…

  • Lead people with strategic vision and concrete goals
  • Multiply disciples and equip other church leaders
  • Grow in spiritual maturity and shepherd others in their growth
  • Articulate theology in ways that result in transformation of lives

Career Options

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TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
48 Total
TUITION
$392/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

16 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the Bachelor General Education page.

Prerequisites to the program: MIN-240 Cultural Contexts of Ministry, REL-241 Survey of Church History, REL-285 Biblical and Theological Foundations of Leadership, and MIN-285 Foundations of Group and Team Leadership.

BIL-203,BIL-310,BIL-420,MIN-405,MIN-340,THE-311,MIN-350,MIN-360,MIN-370,MIN-455,REL-424,MIN-469,MIN-465,MIN-477,MIN-475,MIN-483

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Completion of the Associate of Science with a degree in Christian Ministry.
  • Completion of required prerequisites including; MIN-240 Cultural Contexts of Ministry, REL-241 Survey of Church History, REL-285 Biblical and Theological Foundations of Leadership, and MIN-285 Foundations of Group and Team Leadership.

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

START DATES

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022