The Next Step in Your Christian Leadership and Ministry Career
Follow your calling to religious leadership
Establish yourself as a leader with the online Christian leadership bachelor’s degree at Bethel University. Designed for those seeking to advance their careers within their churches or Christian organizations, our courses in ministry, Biblical studies, and theology help you gain the skills and credibility you need to become a frontrunner in your calling.
- Our online courses are delivered in an accelerated format, allowing you to attend class at a time that works around your schedule.
- A comprehensive curriculum combines in-depth theological studies with the practical training you need to effectively lead a faith community.
- We incorporate the growth of the whole person and cover everything from biblical interpretation to the Christian world mission and discipleship.
- All courses at Bethel are taught by professors who have extensive knowledge in their field and ministry experience.
- With six start dates to choose from, complete the online Christian leadership and ministry degree at an accelerated pace, either full-time or part-time.
Our Christian leadership degree can lead to any number of exciting and rewarding careers and even serve as a stepping stone to our MA in Ministry program.
- Whether you are stepping into a new career or looking for career advancement, the Christian leadership program prepares graduates to serve as a minister or in other areas of ministry
- Specific career opportunities include church pastoral ministry as well as other ministry options.
Accreditation & Rankings
Bethel University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole.
- Ranked No. 46, Regional Universities Midwest, U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked No. 49, Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest, Washington Monthly
- Ranked No. 10, Top Performers on Social Mobility – Regional Universities Midwest, U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked No. 27 in the Best 30 Christian Colleges in 2021 by Best Value Schools for its extra focus on nurturing the Christian spirit
Bethel is one of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Bethel University is one of 63 schools in the nation to be named a 2020 Christian College of Distinction. Our online Christian leadership and management degree is ideal for those seeking administrative or executive positions in Christian careers.