Online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership

Equipped For Meaningful Ministry

A calling can take many shapes—from serving in church leadership to ministering in non-church settings—but they all take a person with commitment, integrity, and heart. It also requires specialized training, and that's where Northwest University can help.

The B.A in Ministry Leadership is designed for students who desire the broadest foundation upon which to build their ministry and who would like the option of advancing into a master's degree. The course of study is holistic and engaging, with an emphasis on a thorough core curriculum requirement coupled with two years of Bible, theology, and practical ministry courses.

Culturally Relevant. Biblically Sound.

When Jason Deuman was looking for a degree in theology, he wanted one that would challenge him to effectively engage with today's culture. Most importantly, he sought a program that was biblically sound. "I was taught by great professors who were always willing to wrestle with tough questions—but always from a biblical perspective. At NU, I learned how to think and teach the Bible well."

Why Choose Northwest University?

  • Expand biblical understanding and build exegetical skills.
  • Present a carefully reasoned, coherent Christian worldview.
  • Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with the practice of ministry and daily life.
  • Build confidence, understanding, and skill in leading worship, administering ordinances of the church, caring for the suffering, and leading other ministry activities of encouragement and comfort.
  • Learn through experience, self-reflection, critical thinking, sensitivity toward diversity, and personal prayer.
  • Comprehend and apply effective leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Understand and utilize media, computing resources, and basic financial data.
  • Communicate the gospel through effective strategies of evangelism, teaching, preaching, and discipleship.

Program Cost

Cost per Credit

$455

Total Credits in Program

120

Top Accreditation

Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a private, non-profit Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University also holds membership with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

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