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Leadership and Ministry

Bachelor of Arts


Be equipped and ready to fulfill God’s calling for your life.

Ohio Christian University aims to sharpen your unique ministry skills through our B.A. in Leadership and Ministry degree.

OCU’s onsite and online ministry and leadership program is designed for your success—with flexible formats, relevant coursework, and affordable tuition. The B.A. in Leadership and Ministry is offered on campus and as an online degree program.

Whether you complete your Leadership and Ministry degree online or attend one of 15 campus locations, you'll learn from experienced instructors with real-world ministry experience. The onsite or online Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Ministry will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective minister. OCU’s onsite and online ministry instructors and academic advisors will support you every step of the way.

On average, employees with a bachelor’s degree earn 56 percent more than those with only a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Take your ministry and leadership skills to the next level with an onsite or online bachelor’s degree from Ohio Christian University.



B.A. in Leadership & Ministry Quick Facts


The Leadership and Ministry major is for adults who want to increase their effectiveness to lead as Christians in their arenas of influence, be they secular, religious, professional, or personal. There are four concentrations from which a student must choose: Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Church Planting, and Organizational Leadership.

Core Leadership and Ministry Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to: 1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making. 2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies. 3. Articulate a doctrinal position and its relevance to ministry. 4. Demonstrate skills in communicating the gospel in a variety of contexts and to various audiences.

120 Semester Credits

  • 36 General Education
  • 39 General Electives
  • 45 Program Requirements

Required Courses


Core Leadership and Ministry Courses

Take four courses for concentration.