Church Ministries

Prepare to Make a Difference in Churches and other Worship Settings

Our Church Ministries program will equip you with the necessary skills for effective service in churches and worship settings, youth ministries, outreach programs and other para-church organizations. You’ll gain insight from the historical roots and contemporary characteristics of the church, and you’ll be trained to understand and relate sensitively to the needs of congregations and local communities.

Information Sessions

Join us on one of our information sessions to hear more about the program, application/admission process and what makes Providence a unique place for you to get your university education. You can find upcoming sessions here (under University College Sessions).

Major Options
Bachelor of Arts Church Ministries Major 3 Years
Minor Church Ministries Combine w/ any Major
Program Details

For Entrance into the Church Ministries program

The prerequisite for entry into the Church Ministries major is a grade of “C” or better in each of the introductory 9 credit hours in Biblical and Theological Studies (121.11, 121.12, 117.11). For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Range of Courses

Christian Spirituality: Formations

Marriage and Family

International Development and Missions

Principles of Teaching and Learning


Ministry Practicum


Christopher R. Lortie, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Michael Gilmour, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of New Testament & English Literature

Heather Macumber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Career Options

Graduates build careers in Christian education, Christian counselling, pastoral leadership, worship ministry and youth leadership. Others pursue graduate studies.