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Department of Christian Ministries

The Department of Christian Ministries prepares students for graduate study and to serve in the U.S. and abroad as pastors, missionaries, teachers, and nonprofit leaders.

About the Department

Our vision is to inspire emerging leaders to live out their calling wherever God sends them. We want to help you discover your unique calling and develop core skills in teaching for spiritual transformation, developing Christ-like relationships, leading for visionary impact and engaging with diverse cultures and communities. We do this through five main degrees that include concentrations in Worship and Creative Arts, Children and Family Ministry, Nonprofit Leadership, Social Justice, English Language Teaching, Global Education, Camp and Conference Center Administration, etc.
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    Christian Ministries Internships

    Students gain practical knowledge and valuable experience for resumes through internship experiences. Internships are required for all majors within the Christian Ministries Department.

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    Ministries Internships

    Ministry internships bring classroom learning to life and are crucial in preparing students for meeting needs in the real world.

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  • Intercultural Studies Internships

    This essential experience gives ICS majors a foundational context for communicating and ministering across cultures.

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    Ministry and Intercultural Studies Concentrations

    Students in the Intercultural Studies, Ministry, and Youth and Emerging Adult Studies majors have the opportunity to pursue a variety of concentrations within their degree plan. They also have the...

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Approximately 50 ministry scholarships are awarded each year to qualified ministry students in addition to their Northwestern financial aid package.
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