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Studies in Ministry Minor
The Studies in Ministry minor is dedicated to preparing students, theologically and practically, for entry-level ministry positions in churches and Christian organizations. It aims to provide students who are discerning a call to Christian ministry with the theological framework, practical experience, spiritual disciplines, and mentoring guidance necessary to embark upon a lifetime of involvement in Christian ministries. Through coursework, year-long internships, and relationships with each other and mentors, students in this minor will be prepared for possible future theological education and various non-ordained ministry positions in churches and organizations - locally and worldwide.
This program will prepare students for such ministries as:
The minor has three different tracks:
The minor is interdisciplinary in nature, meaning that it involves courses from a variety of disciplines, from Religion to Psychology to Communication to newly-created Ministry courses. It combines theory with practice, so that students are doing an internship at the same time as they are in class together, integrating their practical experience with a theological understanding of Christian ministry and discipleship. It is concerned with spiritual formation; students meet with mentors, practice spiritual disciplines, and are encouraged to let their theological learning and ministry experiences shape them in significant ways.
We hope that you will consider being a part of this new minor.
Please contact the director of the minor (via StudiesInMin@hope.edu) if you have any questions.
Info Sessions for freshmen AND sophomores interested in the minor occur in October.
Orientation for those admitted to the minor Spring 2015:
Orientation for minors admitted from Spring 2016 MIN 201: