At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Church and Pastoral Ministries Practices
  • Intercultural Christian Ministries
  • Ministry in Urban and Social Service Contexts
  • Sports Ministry
  • Youth Outreach and Discipleship



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Become Equipped for Practical Ministry

APU’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries program equips students for practical ministry. Students become equipped for professional ministry tasks and relationships by learning about themselves and about ministry. They may select from concentrations in church and pastoral ministries practices, intercultural Christian ministries, ministry in urban and social service contexts, sports ministry, and youth outreach and discipleship.

Alongside diverse peers from every state and 41 countries, Christian ministries majors develop a theology of ministry for service in transformational Christian communities. They engage in multidisciplinary education and ministry experiences that promote theological reflection, faith integration, and spiritual formation, including hands-on ministry through internships in a church or other ministry settings in relationship with caring professors and other leaders. Christian ministries majors leave APU prepared and ready to make an impact on the world around them.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a Christian ministries major if you:

  • Want to make a difference in the world.
  • Have a heart for ministry in general, or for a specific population.
  • Want to learn how to explain what you believe.
  • Want to gain hands-on ministry experience.

Learn more about this major and required courses.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.