At Trinity, small class sizes, access to a diverse range of churches and parachurch organizations, and an active campus ministry program provide opportunities to learn, grow, and prepare for participation in God’s mission. The church and ministry leadership major will equip you for a broad range of possible vocations. Your training at Trinity will include deep reflection on Christian community, the challenge of cultural engagement, the biblical narrative, and practical strategies for leadership and service.
The general education curriculum builds your Christian worldview and prepares you for the concentrated coursework in your junior and senior years. Church and ministry leadership classes include studies in administration and leadership, youth ministry, evangelism, and education. Theology courses in biblical literature, the Church, and American religion, combined with courses in sociology and psychology, will give you a well-equipped background for positions in churches and Christian agencies.
Church and Ministry Leadership students participate in the campus community in a variety of ways. Students are involved in leading worship during twice-weekly chapels, Thursday evening praise and worship, and community services. Mission trips and the service projects during Interim and spring and summer breaks present multiple possibilities to hone your abilities through challenging ministry engagement.
Men and women who have graduated with a degree in Church and Ministry Leadership have gone on to serve in a variety of vocations. Trinity graduates serve churches as youth directors, worship leaders, and pastors.
Many alumni find their calling in parachurch and non-profit ministries concerned with works of justice and restoration, mission, camp ministry, and campus ministry. Some of our graduates pursue seminary training upon completion of their time at Trinity. Your academic, spiritual, and personal growth within the Church and Ministry Leadership program will provide relationships and resources to help you investigate and begin a life in ministry.
The mission of the church and ministry leadership program is to prepare students for work in ministry by giving them broad insight into the nature and task of ministry, especially as it relates to administration, leadership, youth ministry, and evangelistic ministries. The church and ministry leadership program helps students to think more clearly about developing a philosophy of ministry and gives them an understanding of how to implement that philosophy through a more focused field of ministry. Students must choose to concentrate in one of these areas: youth ministry, worship ministry, or mission and evangelism.