Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership

Southeastern University’s BS in Ministerial Leadership is created for students who have a passion for children’s ministry, missions, or another part of the body of Christ. It prepares Christians, who may not be called to pastor an entire congregation, to serve in leadership and support roles at churches and other faith-based organizations. The program is based in a Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum where students develop an understanding and appreciation of God and His creation, human creativity, as well as reason and our place of responsibility as stewards in the world God has made. The ministerial leadership major then allows students to cultivate a solid foundation in all aspects of ministry, including Biblical interpretation, counseling, and preaching.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the ministerial leadership program will:

  • Build, refine and expand their ministry skills.
  • Develop a strong foundation in general life skills, theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and church organization.
  • Satisfy the educational requirements for ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Total Credits: 121 hours

  • General education core: 37 hours
  • Biblical and theological studies: 21 hours
  • Ministerial leadership studies: 34 hours
  • General electives: 29 hours

Program Length: Classes offered in 8-week sessions
Program Delivery: Online cohort
Tuition: $390 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Biographical essay
  • Personal reference form
  • ACT or SAT I scores (if applicable)

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General Education Core (37 hours)

Art of Communication (9 hours)
Behavioral and Social Sciences (6 hours)
History and Government (3 hours)
Business (3 hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
Mathematics (6 hours)
Natural Science (4 hours with lab)

Biblical and Theological Studies (21 hours)


Ministerial Leadership Studies (34 hours)


General Electives (29 hours)



Children's Ministry (18 credits)**
Youth Ministry (18 credits)**

**The hours for these concentrations count towards the 29 hours of General Electives required.
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