Christian Ministry, B.S.

The Christian Ministry program prepares students to serve God in ministry, whether in a church, parachurch, or community context. The coursework equips students with biblical, theological, and practical knowledge while enabling them to develop their gifts, sharpen their skills, and deepen their relationship with God. The program also provides students with the necessary academic preparation to pursue graduate education in ministry.

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Yolonda Steward
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Program Details

Standard Completion Time: 12-24 Months

Program Credits: 36

Accreditation: Fully Accredited

Cost Per Credit: $587

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    Program Highlights

    • Credit applicable to Northeastern Seminary (modeled after the 3+2 program)
    • This program will help to form habits in spiritual discipline—which is critical to longevity in effective ministry— through coursework that provides an emphasis on spiritual formation.  
    • Acquire an immediate application of what you are learning through the integration of practical reflection of timely issues within each course. 
    • Receive flexibility within your schedule with 6 possible program entry points throughout the year and the possibility to complete the program in as little as 12 months, depending upon loading and prior transfer credits.
    • Courses include the academic work needed for ordination in the Genesis Conference of the Free Methodist Church*
    • Grades based upon papers, presentations, and projects (no tests)

    *slight adjustment to courses are necessary, please speak with the Roberts Admissions Team for more information

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    Where Can It Take Me?


    • Browncroft Community Church, Rochester, NY
    • Edgewood Free Methodist Church, Brighton, NY
    • First Bible Baptist Church, Greece, NY
    • Heart and Soul Free Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
    • New Hope Free Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
    • Park Ridge Free Methodist Church, Greece, NY
    • Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili, NY
    • Roberts Wesleyan College, Chaplain Ministries, Rochester, NY
    • Shema Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation, Rochester, NY
    • Youth for Christ, Rochester, NY
    • Church Radiant, Rochester, NY
    • Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili, NY
    • Parkside Lutheran Church, Buffalo, NY
    • Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach, Rochester, NY
    • Free Methodist Bible Quizzing, Rwanda, Africa


    • Pastor
    • Youth Pastor
    • Church Administrator
    • Worship Pastor
    • Ministry Staff Member
    • Resident Counselor
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Admissions Counselor
    • Military Chaplain

    Grad Schools

    • Asbury Theological Seminary
    • Colgate Rochester Divinity School
    • Duke University
    • Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Fuller Theological Seminary
    • Gordon Conwell Seminary
    • Northeastern Seminary
    • Ohio State University
    • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
    • Princeton Theological Seminary
    • SUNY Albany
    • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • University of North Texas
    • University of Toronto
    • University of Rochester
    • University of St. Andrew's (Scotland)

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