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Bachelor of Ministry Leadership

An online ministry degree at Grace College provides you with a biblical framework for a career as a pastor, children’s ministry director, missionary, outreach coordinator, and other ministry positions.

As you consider an array of online colleges for ministry, be assured that when you find your way to Grace, you will discover an accredited online college, and your Bachelor of Ministry Leadership degree will be taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace Online leadership degree will help you make workable connections between vocational ministries and exegesis, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college online context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a ministry career and are looking to complete your degree online. With an online ministry degree, you will recognize that to lead others is to serve them, as Jesus demonstrated. Leaders are accountable to God, and they should reflect His love in their interactions and decisions. This degree completion program requires 60 accumulated credit hours.


Credit Requirements

Prior to graduation from this 60 credit hour program, students need 60 credit hours accumulated through other college credit, which can include up to 24 credit hours of Experiential Learning credit. College credits must be 100 level or higher with a C- or higher from an accredited (or approved unaccredited) college.

You can receive Grace College Experiential Learning credit for documented life experiences after high school such as workplace learning and personal activities such as music lessons, athletic involvement, and computer courses. Our team will help you discover your credit-worthy experiences and document those experiences for credit. Grace awards one credit hour per 20 hours of documented experience at no cost to you!

Students currently below 39 credit hours should complete the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts prior to this bachelor’s degree.

Ideal Fit

Unlocking paths to pursue your goals.

Finish your degree at Grace College Online with our Bachelor of Ministry Leadership degree offered online.

Ministry Oriented Disciplined Good Listeners Critical Thinkers

Career Opportunities

Helping you find a meaningful career.

Ready to serve and help people right where they are, then a degree in Ministry Leadership online is for you. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for consideration into the Master of Arts in Ministry Studies degree. Courses are designed to allow you to do the work when it fits your schedule.

  • Children's Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Religious Education Director
  • Pastor
  • Missions Coordinator
  • Outreach Coordinator
Learn about our Bachelor of Ministry Leadership Degree Online. 100% online Ministry Degree. Earn a degree in Ministry in 60 credit hours!

I have loved every second of my degree. Some of the classes enhanced and enriched what I’ve already experienced in ministry, but it has also expanded my thinking. It’s been a lifelong goal to finish my degree. The program is rich and valuable. Soak up everything you possibly can. It makes you think and apply what you learn. It’s comforting, challenging, and inspiring, so embrace it and dig in.

Carin Roy

2021, Ministry Leadership

Curriculum Examples

Intercultural Ministry
Women & Scripture
Principles of Church Administration
Principles of Ministry Leadership
Old Testament Leadership

Course Overview

Knowing how culture functions, the extent to which it shapes people, and how we are affected by our own, keeps us from the traps of reading our own cultural values into other contexts and into God’s Word itself. It also guards us from the danger of imposing our cultural values on others unknowingly as we go about God’s work in evangelism, teaching, counseling, and serving.

Using modern theories on the role of women— complementarian and egalitarian—students will seek to define a biblical approach to contemporary questions about the role of women. In addition, students will analyze current culture and make recommendations for how God’s Word speaks into the lives of women today.

Emphasis will be given to church administration, including organization, programming, aspects of leadership, staff, finances and public relations in churches while integrating material from both religious and secular sources. The course will also touch on branding and social media for the church.

The course provides an introductory and holistic overview of principles inherent to the practice of Christian ministry leadership. Research-based theories and models, organizational design, and leadership principles will be discussed and integrated within a framework of biblical, theological, organizational, and cultural perspectives.

In this course, students will study the lives and ministries of eight Old Testament leaders, evaluating each leader’s relationship with God, growth in character, and development as God’s leader. Each student will be expected not only to reflect on the life and ministry of these Old Testament leaders, but also on his or her own life and ministry in light of the lessons learned.


Admission Requirements

How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in a Bachelor’s program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the program. 60 prior college credit hours (some life and career experiences may be substituted for credit hours), minimum 2.0 GPA, and complete the application process. We recommend that you apply for admission at least one month before the next entry term. Students applying after the deadline are considered on a space available basis. It is best to apply early!

  • Online Application

    After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

  • Transcript Request

    Request official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to onlineadmissions@grace.edu.

  • Acceptance Process

    When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

  • Enrollment Deposit

    Upon acceptance, submit your $100 Enrollment Deposit to accept your offer of admission. Your $100 deposit will be credited to your student account. Welcome to the Grace College community!

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