Joe Gorman (Program Director)
Northwest Nazarene University is a recognized leader among Christian liberal arts universities in online higher education. NNU offers a Christian Ministry major, with an optional Family Ministry minor, using our online learning platform. This ministry degree program:
- Allows all course work to be completed online with no residential requirements.
- Accepts transfer of college credits from regionally accredited institutions (for details see transfer of credits under Undergraduate Academic Perspectives).
- Meets all educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the online Christian Ministry major will demonstrate the following program outcomes:
Content: Graduates will have knowledge of the content and be able to interpret the Old and New Testaments, the theology of the Christian faith, the doctrine of holiness, the history and mission of the church, and the history and polity of the Church of the Nazarene.
Competency: Graduates will posses abilities in oral and written communication, analytical thinking, management and leadership, finance and church administration, preaching, pastoral care and counseling, worship leadership, evangelism, and Christian education.
Character: Graduates will have knowledge of Christian ethics, spiritual formation, human development, and marriage and family life. They will demonstrate personal growth in their own character and spirituality.
Context: Graduates will have knowledge of the historical, social, and contemporary environment in which they minister and be able to relate the mission of the church to that context.
Academic Standing and Dismissal
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain in good standing in the Adult & Professional Program-Christian Ministry at Northwest Nazarene University. * If a student drops below a cumulative GPA of 2.0, the student will receive a warning letter and be placed on academic probation for the duration of the following semester during which time they must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5. If a student continues to make unsatisfactory progress, he or she will receive a formal letter of dismissal from the Adult & Professional Program-Christian Ministry at Northwest Nazarene University.
*Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 to graduate. Courses in the major must be passed with a minimum grade of C-.