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Department of Christian Ministries

Ministry Minor

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Department of Christian Ministries

Ministry Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

18 credits

required for minor

18 credits

18 credits

required for minor

Share the Gospel in any profession you choose. This highly-customizable minor provides additional specialization in several ministry areas of interest.

Our flexible ministry minor is easily added to any number of majors offered at Northwestern. Through this minor, our vision is to prepare volunteer or bi-vocational ministers to understand their calling and lead others to become fully dedicated followers of Jesus. We seek to equip them to study and teach the Bible in small groups, youth groups, and one-on-one relationships.


Since fifty percent of this major can be used to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements through courses such as Biblical Interpretation for Study, Relationships, Human Sexuality, and Ministry in a Globalized World, most students only need to complete an additional 9 credits in order to complete this minor. Christian Service credits and Ministry Internships can also be completed as a part of this minor.

What will you learn?

You will learn to teach Scripture, relate well to others, and build disciples wherever God sends you to minister.

Some classes in this minor include:

  • Christian Formation for Ministry Practice
  • Teaching Methods in Ministry
  • Relationships
  • Human Sexuality
  • Ministry in a Globalized World
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Northwestern has a really good mission and purpose to educate us in the ways of God, but also offers education that focuses on the profession you are going into, whether that's ministries or communications or business. We have an opportunity and a platform to preach Jesus through our lives.
Edward Jefferson

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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.


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Department of Christian Ministries

Nazareth Hall, N4141
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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