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Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Flex Ministry Program

Finish your ministry prep quickly and affordably.

God is calling you. The Church needs you. If you’re looking to take that next step toward ordination, seminary, or the credentials you need in order to answer that calling—meet our Flex Ministry Program. This dynamic program gives you the freedom to dual-enroll, finish your bachelor's degree in religion, ​or ​pursue your ordination requirements with the resources you need, not the ones you don't. Click here if you are ready to apply, or scroll down to learn more!

The Flex Ministry Program at SWU is flexible and affordable—designed for eager learners of all ages. Engage world-class content experts and complete your degree from the comfort of your own home while working in your current church or ministry. This program is affordable, flexible, and self-paced. Plus, we’ll try to find a way to convert your prior experience to college credit! 

Earn credit for prior experience. Your education, your way!

Various religion and bible courses, regularly offered

7-14 weeks per course (or less)

Prior Learning Assessments
Earn credit for ministry and training experience

$399 per course

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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Flex Ministry Program FAQs

Dr. Mike Tapper, Chair of the Division of Religion at SWU, answers FAQs that we receive about this inventive program!

Will this help me get ordained?

Can I afford this?

Does this fit my schedule?

Will I get credit for prior experiences?

Can I transfer in?

Can I do this while in high school?


Enroll in any of the below courses offered this coming October (several more courses coming in 2021). 

BIBL 1183 - Old Testament

A course highlighting historical events, themes, characters, literary forms, and the canonization of the Old Testament.

BIBL 1393 - New Testament

A course highlighting historical events, themes, characters, literary forms, and the canonization of the New Testament.

RELG 2183 - History of Christianity

A course examining the people, events, and movements that have shaped the Christian Church.

RELG 4383 - Ministry of Worship

A course investigating the biblical, historical, theological, and practical components associated with Christian worship.