Career Options

Careers for Christian Ministries Majors

  • Pastor
  • Sociologist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Writer
  • Chaplain
  • Counselor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Church administrator
  • Director of a Christian nonprofit organization

Starting Salary*

A Christian ministry degree graduate's typical starting salary is $36,518. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $41,360.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit

Job Titles of People with Christian Ministries Degrees

  • Associate Dean of Students, Maranatha High School
  • Director, Church on the Street (homeless ministry in Atlanta)
  • Youth Pastor, Chinese Community Church of South Bay
  • Boys’ Camp Leader, New Hope Wilderness Camp
  • Founder, PlungeFaith Discipleship (creator of discipleship materials)
  • Chief Editor, Journal of Counseling and Discipleship
  • Program Director, HandyCamp (camp for developmentally disabled adults)
  • Dean, Academy of Biblical Storytelling
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.