Huntington University launches three graduate Christian ministry degrees

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2014-04-22
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University will launch three new graduate Christian ministry degrees this fall to continue its mission to “impact the world for Christ.”

The two-year, master’s level degree programs will concentrate in the areas of global initiatives, global youth ministry and pastoral leadership.

“These programs will challenge students with sound biblical and theological principles to effectively lead ministries to fulfill the mission of the church,” said Dr. Karen Jones, professor of ministry and missions. “We are excited to expand our graduate ministry options.”

Unlike any program before at HU, these degrees will be offered in seven-week blocks through onsite, online live and online recorded classroom training. Undergraduate students at HU also may earn graduate credit through the programs while completing their degrees.

“We have a unique opportunity to reach students with this instructional model,” Jones said, explaining that every class will be broadcasted live as well as posted online for a later viewing. “Students will have the option to learn in an environment that best suits their needs.”

Each program offers distinctives to effectively prepare students for careers in the ministry field.

The global initiatives program provides students with the foundational principles and skills needed for effective cross-cultural ministry leadership in the church.

The global youth ministry program takes another step in its cross-cultural training to specifically prepare students for leadership in the area of youth ministry. Students will gain the skills needed for effective youth ministry leadership within traditional settings, as well as internationally and with specialized populations within the United States.

The pastoral leadership program provides Christian ministers and those preparing for a pastoral ministry vocation with the foundational principles and skills needed for effective leadership in the church. The program builds on a Christian ministry core with classes to train existing and future pastors in pastoral counseling, hermeneutics, homiletics, mission, worship and Christian education.

Huntington University is taking a step forward in its graduate program offerings. The addition of these graduate Christian ministry programs and the launch of a doctoral program in occupational therapy this fall will increase the opportunities available for students. Huntington also offers master’s degree programs in counseling, youth ministry leadership and education.

To learn more about Huntington’s graduate programs, visit www.huntington.edu/graduate. To learn more about the graduate Christian ministry programs, visit www.huntington.edu/graduate-ministry.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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