A Foundation for Ministry

The Ministry & Missions Department at Huntington University seeks to develop in students the commitments and skills necessary to lead others in growing faithfulness to God. Our curriculum which values critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity is designed to integrate biblical truth, evangelical theology, church history, and educational psychology and methodology.

As a children's ministries major, you will combine core ministry courses with specifically-designed classes in family and children's ministries. Your classes will be taught by professors who have served in such roles within the church or para-church organizations. Our mission is to “develop thoughtful and faithful leaders who will equip others for effective ministry.” Discipleship-based in our approach, we will help you implement Biblically sound strategies for ministry.

Real-World Ministry Experience

The most unique key to our program is the PRIME (Practical Research and Immersion for Ministry Effectiveness) Experience. During this seven-month internship, you’ll be mentored by effective ministry leaders. PRIME experiences are offered in churches and para-church ministries throughout the United States and around the world.  

Your opportunities to learn and serve abound at Huntington University. Through extra-curricular activities such as the student organization Global Vision, the Friesen Center for Volunteer Service, and spring break and J-term short-term missions trips, you will gain the knowledge, skills and commitments necessary to lead others toward increasing maturity and faithfulness in their relationship with God.