What will I learn with a degree in Christian Ministry Leadership?

The online major in Christian Ministry Leadership provides the leadership foundation and skills you’ll need to become an effective leader in virtually every professional field, in both the public and private sector.  The program offers a wide range of courses to help you understand the contemporary marketplace and provide the interpersonal skills and leadership expertise to be an effective leader in whatever vocational arena God is calling you!

With a degree in Christian Ministry Leadership you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices, and skills specific to leadership in the 21st century workforce.
  • Exhibit your competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life leadership problems through both individual and group effort.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate analytical skills, information literacy, quantitative competency and communication fluency.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview that is biblically grounded for effective life, service and leadership

Why should I come to Barclay College for a degree in Christian Ministry Leadership?

With an online degree in Christian Ministry Leadership you will not only gain the knowledge and skills for better leadership, you will have a biblical foundation for living out leadership in your occupation.

What can I do with a degree in Christian Ministry Leadership?

Trust in leadership is one of the most important components of employee engagement. In fact, a recent study found that 79 percent of engaged employees report confidence and trust in the company’s leadership and management practices. Similarly, 75 percent of employees site a lack of trust in their management as the primary reason for leaving a company.

With this recent data, there has been increasing concern with developing the next generation of leaders and many students are choosing to pursue advanced degrees in this area. A Master’s in Christian Ministry Leadership is proving a popular choice among students looking to advance their careers and serve in a leadership capacity. Here are five jobs you could land after earning this degree:

  • Director of Talent Development
  • Executive Coach
  • School Principal
  • Sales Manager
  • Public Health Administrator


Course Requirements

Bachelor of Science: Christian Ministry Leadership

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General Studies Requirements

27 hours

OEN101 College Writing


OEN202 Research and Writing


Humanities Elective


Math Elective


Science Elective


OSP202 Fundamentals of Speech


Social Science Elective


Biblical & Theological Studies Requirements

30 hours

Biblical Studies Electives


Theological Studies Electives


OTH221 Teachings of Friends


OTH302 Doctrine of Holiness


Professional Studies Requirements

36 hours

OBL311 Life Assessment/Self Management


OBM315 Personal Financial Management


OCM307 Ministry Leadership and Administration


OCM314 Communication


OCM323 Advanced Spiritual Formation


OCM335 Leadership Theory


OCM346 Church History


OMI322 World Christian Perspective


ONT322 Church Planting


ONT344 Pastoral Principles


OOT343 OT Models of Leadership


OPY312 Techniques of Counseling


Unrestricted Elective Requirement

35 hours

Career Outlook

* According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)


Growth for jobs related to theology*
Over the last 5 years

10 year forecast

Higher demand for “generalists” (i.e. non-profits, etc.)

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I am a changed man because of all of the wonderful Barclay instructors and classmates who have helped to further form me spiritually. My plans are to continue God’s calling to me as a pastor.”

Richard Downing

2020, Christian Ministry Leadership
Pastor, Goshen Friends Church, Zanesfield OH

Have questions about our Christian Ministry Leadership degree?

Angie Wetmore, M.S.

Chair of Christian Ministry Leadership