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You don’t have to fit in the box. Maybe what God has stirred within you is a unique mix of passions that don’t match a certain program. You may even still be discovering those passions. The Specialized Ministries major gives you the space to develop your dreams while preparing for ministry. Faculty members and advisors aid in selecting courses to create a program that is tailor-made for your calling. The distinct blend of classes is coupled with professors who will mentor and guide you as God leads you to extraordinary ministries.

Find the right fit for you
More than anything, you want to make a difference in the world, but you’re not yet sure what that will look like. You love people and you want to show them God’s love, but you haven’t been able to find the right program. You’re a born leader and know where you want to go with the gospel.

Come to the place where you can build your dreams and achieve them, whatever they may be.


Alaina Stevens wants to become involved in a nonprofit ministry organization focused on missions, adoption, or social justice. She looks to use the broadness of the Specialized Ministries program to equip her for any ministry she may encounter.

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- Communicate the gospel in a variety of settings.
- Study and apply the Bible effectively.
- Manage time and resources in a godly way.
- Create a balanced life for ministries of all kinds.

- Highly-developed biblical worldview.
- Leadership and discipleship skills.
- Excellent educational foundations for a career or further study.
- Valuable mentoring and spiritual guidance from faculty and staff.

- 123 Credits
- In addition to 58 credit hours of general and core Bible and theology courses, 65 credits of electives are - included, allowing the program to be tailored to your goals and dreams.
- In internship in your area of interest is not required but is encouraged.
- You will be well-prepared for seminary and graduate school programs.

You will choose elective courses in biblical studies, professional studies, general studies, specialized ministries, literature survey, science, and physical education.

You may choose courses from any area of ministry or professional programs. This is not the same as majoring in those fields, but it allows you to get a range of training and build a broad foundation for wherever God calls you. SEE MORE IN OUR COLLEGE CATALOG.

For details about the Specialized Ministries program, contact Dr. Dennis Wilhite.