Opportunity to be mentored by qualified and caring faculty who mentor students to become who God wants them to be
The Division of Religion offers a major in religion with concentrations in Bible, Children's Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Worship, New Testament Greek, Sports Ministry, and Youth Ministry. Students preparing for ordained ministry are urged to complete the concentration in Christian Ministry, while taking additional courses in one of five focused areas: Bible, Christian Education, Mission, Pastoral Studies, or Youth Ministry.
The mission of the Southern Wesleyan Division of Religion is to grow in student numbers, in educational effectiveness, and spiritual influence to advance the Gospel in contemporary cultures.
Our overall goal is for our students to be transformed by Christ, the Living Word, and live transformed lives as evidenced by the values, priorities, and personal witness of those who have answered God’s call. Then equipped to study and teach the written Word of God, they will be prepared to serve Christ and His church as pastors, youth pastors, children’s pastors, worship pastors, missionaries, and other ministry leaders.
Students obtaining a BA in Religion are students who will...
- Demonstrate spiritual growth and accountability
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Bible
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic theological concepts
- Be able to communicate God’s truth in order to make disciples
- Understand human development (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) and grow in their ability to minister in ways that are developmentally and contextually appropriate.
On-Campus Religion Programs
This degree program prepares individuals for ministry in a variety of areas, with specialized concentrations offered in Christian Ministry, Christian Worship, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Sports Ministry, Bible, and New Testament Greek.
3+1 Program for Religion (BA)
This 3+1 degree program features three years on-campus plus one year of a church residency. The 3+1 program is available for the Christian Ministry and Youth Ministry concentration.
Quest: A Ministry for High School Students
Quest is a ministry of Southern Wesleyan University for high school students who want to explore God's call on their life and what purpose God has in store for them. Summer camps and weekend adventures!
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