The ministry program at MNU prepares you for full-time ministry by laying a foundation of Biblical truth and theological understanding. You’ll study pastoral counseling, corporate worship, evangelism, church growth and Christian leadership. You’ll experience hands-on training in area churches, through internships at Churches across the North Central Nazarene Districts and Christian organizations along with conferences and workshops held right here on MNU’s campus to equip you for the ministry.
MNU’s ministry major meets all requirements to become ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and prepares you for ordination in many other denominations as well. You can
also choose from several concentrations to personalize your degree depending on your interests and goals.
There are many scholarship opportunities for Bible and Theology majors. In fact, all freshmen receive a $1250 their first semester and another $1250 scholarship once they pass the Introduction to Ministry course. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for the Ministry Student Scholarship Program ($4500-$7500/year) or General Ministry Scholarships ($1000-$3000/year). Ministry students seeking employment as a Nazarene senior pastor upon graduation can also apply for a $18,000 scholarship to minimize debt and ease transition into the ministry.
"I loved my experience taking Upper Division Old Testament with Dr. Edlin because of the depth of insight he shared in his lectures. My growth in understanding and comprehension of the story of God's people in the Old Testament was foundational to the development of my personal theology. "
“I want to nurture the faith of my students wherever I am, whether in a class discussion as we integrate faith and learning or some other time over a meal, a cup of coffee or in my home.
Mark Hayes, PhD
Our professors are professionals and scholars with a mission to prepare you for purposeful, passionate, and innovative ministry for the kingdom of God around the world. We will equip you to nurture faithful discipleship and provide ways to cultivate the knowledge, attitudes and skills for ministry and leadership from the Wesleyan holiness perspective. And just because you graduate, it doesn't mean we stop supporting you. Continue your education with the Sullivan Center for Church Leadership.
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