Religion & Church Leadership Degree Program

Do you feel a call to ministry, mission, and leadership in a church related vocation? Interested in youth ministry? Christian counseling? Preaching? Foreign missions? Social justice ministry? Or just being a leading member of your church? A Central Methodist University degree in Religion and Church Leadership might be for you.

Religion & Church Leadership Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

About This Program

Through the Religion and Church Leadership major, you will receive an education designed to guide you in the leadership roles in the church. You will take a core set of classes that establish a foundation in biblical studies and choose from a variety of electives in religion. You also will take classes from other disciplines, providing a well-rounded educational experience that sets you up for professional success.

As a CMU Religion & Church Leadership major, you will have opportunities to:

  • Take introductory classes that help establish a foundation in Christian scripture, in church polity and history, and in basic theological concepts.
  • Explore a deeper understanding of scripture, philosophy, and ethics in courses covering Old Testament prophecy and context, the Apostle Paul, the Gospels of Jesus, philosophy of religion, and theology.
  • Develop practical skills in, for example, management, communications, teaching, and psychology as preparation for successful ministry in a diverse and changing world.
  • Experience hands-on learning through professional internships, on-campus ministry opportunities, CMU’s Center for Faith and Service, and more.
  • Receive an education designed to guide you specifically to leadership roles in the church, para-church, non-profit and specialized ministry situations.

Degrees Available

Other CMU Religion Programs:

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements