Are you serving in full-time ministry and would like to begin or finish your degree? Do you have a desire to serve more effectively in the local church? Warner University’s online Christian Ministry degree will work within your busy schedule. This entirely online degree takes the academic rigor and instructional excellence of Warner’s campus-based ministry program and packages it into an online format.

The Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Christian Ministry is designed for working adults and to prepare men and women for faithful Christian ministry in the local church, in non-profit missions’ outreach, or in community-based ministry.


Program Mission and Outcomes


Warner University is committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity who are equipped to serve.

Students pursuing the Associate of Science degree will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Identify and clarify their ministry calling.
  2. Give evidence of a general understanding of ministry.
  3. Have basic knowledge of the contents of the Old Testament.
  4. Have basic knowledge of the contents of the New Testament.
  5. Identify multiple ministry locations.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Give evidence of skill in accurately interpreting Scripture.
  2. Participate in basic spiritual formation practices.
  3. Define a call to ministry.
  4. Gain specific knowledge of at least two books of the Bible.
  5. Articulate at least two ministry skills.


Program Highlights

  • Designed to work around your career
  • Completely online
  • Two courses every 8 weeks
  • Accelerated degree completion program
  • Financial assistance and tuition scholarships available

Admission Requirements


Freshman Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet at least two of the three criteria to be admitted.

  1. Graduation from high school with academic rank in the upper half of their graduating class
  2. A high school grade point average of 2.25 or higher
  3. A composite score on the ACT of 18 or combined SAT I score of 940

Transfer Student Admission Requirements 

(24 or more hours.  Those with fewer than 24 hours are subject to Freshman Admission Requirements)

Must be in good academic and have at least a GPA of 2.0 or higher


Admission Process:

  • Complete an  Application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university you have attended, if applicable, or supply a high school or GED transcript if there are no transferable college or university credits.
  • Applicants not meeting admissions requirements may appeal to the Admitting and Registration Committee


The Associate of Science in Church Ministry consists of 60 cred hours of coursework:  18 credit hours of general education courses, 22 credit hours of church ministry and Biblical studies courses, and 21 credit hours of electives.  ENG 1020 is a required prerequisite.


The required Associate of Science in Church Ministry courses  (27-credit hours) are:

UNV 2010Online Church Ministry Student Seminar1
BST 2010Understanding the Old Testament3
BST 2010/2020/2040/2070Biblical Literature3
TST 2000Foundations in Christian Theology3
CHM 2000Introduction to Church Ministry3
CHM 2022Introduction to Worship3
CED 2020Discipleship Ministries in the Local Church3
CED 2012Spiritual Formation3




The required Bachelor of Science in Church Ministry courses  (36 – credit hours) are:

BST 3xxxAny upper-division Biblical Commentary3
BST 3080Interpretation for Teaching and Communicating3
BST 3050Teaching for Transformation3
CHM 3010Perspective in Christian Missions3
CHM 3012Communicating the Gospel3
CHM 3030Evangelism3
CED 3042Pastoral Care3
CED 4032Congregational Leadership and Polity3
CHM 4001Servant Leadership I1
CHM 4002Servant Leadership II1
CHM 4003Servant Leadership III1
TST 3051Principles of Christian Theology3
TST 4095Integrative Seminar in Ministry Leadership3
ElectiveAny Upper-division elective in Ministry or Bible3