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Christian Ministry

Grand Canyon University

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Current and future lay ministers and assistant pastors are invited to apply for admission to Grand Canyon Theological Seminary. The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program at Grand Canyon University is well-suited to individuals who wish to provide pastoral guidance and care to members of their church community.

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The Christian Ministry program at Grand Canyon University provides a comprehensive survey of the Old and New Testament foundations, and the development of Christian doctrine. 

It examines pastoral care, biblical interpretation and ministerial ethics. You will develop your spiritual, intellectual and professional knowledge, and prepare to serve as a faithful gospel minister within your community. Students are inspired to nurture their passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ and Christ-like ministerial service.

Complete your online ministry degree from anywhere. Grand Canyon University’s flexible learning path empowers students to pursue the advanced study of God’s word while continuing to meet their current obligations. All online courses are taught by fully qualified instructors who are experts in their respective fields. 

The Master’s in Christian Ministry requires a total of 38 credits for completion. Most online classes are eight weeks in length.


The MA in Christian Ministry opens the door to various supporting roles within a ministerial context. Graduates will possess a deep understanding of discipleship, evangelism and prayer, which empowers them to pursue a lifetime of service to others in the Christian community. Some possible roles that may be related to this degree include the following:

  • Pastor
  • Associate pastor
  • Administrative pastor
  • Bible study leader
  • Deacon
  • Lay elder

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studies in Ministry and Theology 
  • Ministerial Ethics
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Practical Theology 
  • Old Testament Foundations
  • New Testament Foundations

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  • Part-time
    • 2 months

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General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE

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