Program Overview

Christian individuals who have a passion for church leadership may be interested in a flexible ministry education option offered by Mid-America Christian University. The Bachelor's of Christian Ministries program will give students an intense education in both the theological knowledge and the leadership skills needed to become spiritual community leaders.  Students will be able to use their degree in positions such as ministers, church organizers, missionaries, community advisors and non-profit managers. Advanced biblical research and studies will allow graduates to become knowledgeable to teach and inspire others. Individuals who are looking to enrich their personal education of Christian values will find this degree to be a useful alternative to on-campus learning.

This program consists of 54 credit hours and can be completed in potentially 20 months. All classes are available online which allows students to earn their degree while still working full-time. Instructors are experienced Christian professionals who are available by phone or internet to provide mentorship for students. The online web-format also allows students to connect with their peers through digital communication. Students will be able to participate in message board discussions about a variety of theological and biblical topics.

This program is designed for working adults. Students must be at least 22 years of age in order to be admitted into this program. Students should also have a minimum of 49 lower division, general education courses prior to entering into this program. Students have the option of completing these pre-requisite courses through one Mid-American Christian College’s many online associate's degree programs.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Students must be at least 22 years of age. 49 credit hours of undergraduate general education are required.

    School Overview

    The university first opened in 1953 as the South Texas Bible Institute in Houston, Texas. By 1955, the school offered a four-year degree and changed its name to the Gulf Coast Bible College. Today Mid-America Christian University is a four-year, private not-for-profit liberal arts institution. Associated with the Church of God, Mid-America Christian’s mission statement “prepares students through a Wesleyan perspective to create, collaborate, and innovate to solve local and global problems for the glory of God through Jesus Christ and the good of society.”

    MACU offers Bible-based liberal programs and ministry education, extending more than 25 fields of study for graduates and undergraduates. The school offers certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Students have the option to complete degrees delivered online, offered through once-weekly accelerated formats, or hybrid sessions. Online coursework is available for first-time students, returning students and graduate programs. Online degree programs offer certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees.


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