Bachelor of Arts in General Ministries
A calling can take many shapes, but serving in church leadership takes a special kind of person, one with commitment, integrity, and heart. It also requires specialized training, and that’s where Northwest University’s College of Ministry can help. The general/pastoral ministries program combines academic excellence with spiritual formation and hands-on experience in local churches to prepare you for full-time vocational ministry. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to make a difference, one that has eternal impact.
Why General Ministries at NU?
- Choose from four different concentrations: Children and Family Ministries, Church and Ministry Leadership, General Ministries, or Youth and Family Ministries.
- Benefit from small classes that feature dynamic curriculum and one-on-one time with professors.
- Develop a culturally relevant approach to ministry—one that adapts to cultural changes without compromising biblical truth.
- Learn from highly qualified professors with real-world ministry experience as pastors, missionaries, authors, and seminar speakers.
- Study biblical and theological concepts, along with leadership skills and church strategy, for an education that fully equips you for full-time ministry.
- Engage with your learning through three semesters of internships at local churches.
- Join the School of Ministry’s annual trip to Israel to see the Bible come alive, studying biblical lands and history on location.
- Bethany Christian Assembly
- Cedar Park Church
- City Church
- Eastside Foursquare
- New Life Renton
- Overlake Christian Church
- Local church plants
Common Career Paths
A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the positions that a degree in general ministries can open up for you include:
- Associate/Assistant Pastor
- Senior Pastor
- Youth Pastor
- Ministry Program Director
- Church Planter
- Public Speaker
- Business Leader