A Foundation for Ministry

The Ministry and 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.