Vocational Ministry, minor

Program Overview

Are you interested in serving others in meaningful ways? Do you feel called to a life of ministry?  If so, a Vocational Ministry minor can be the perfect way to learn the facets of faithful, effective ministry alongside your whichever major you’ve chosen.

In addition to providing foundations in theology and the study of Scripture, a minor  in Vocational Ministry can equip you for purposeful leadership in ministry as you develop vital skills such as preaching, worship, and biblical interpretation. Whether you’re called to serve Christ in local ministry, global outreach, education, or any number of Christian organizations, you’ll be prepared to serve all ages and demographics with wisdom and confident faith.

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Course List

For information about the courses required for the Vocational Ministry, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

A minor in Vocational Ministry can be a useful and natural complement within a variety of careers and industries, including:

  • Ministry
  • Domestic or International Law
  • Journalism
  • Domestic or International Business
  • Teaching
  • Nonprofit Organizations

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