Religion & Ministry
"Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergyman or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon the earth."
Welcome, and thank you so much for considering a degree in Ministry from Ohio Christian University. Whether you feel called to pastoral ministry, student ministry, church planting, counseling or academia, we will help you select a program that matches your gifts and prepares you to be a leader where your journey takes you. our prayer over the next several years is to produce one thousand Christian leaders who are both Biblically and theologically sound, but more importantly love Jesus and others enough to adapt ministry to reach our 21st century world.
Our students graduate prepared to engage their culture with a sharpened mind, and evangelistic focus, and a heart warm toward God and others.
As a Religion major, it's our duty for you to:
- Exhibit God's Word and demonstrate its' relevance to problems, needs, and issues of today
- Show proficiency in communicating the Word of God through sound Biblical preaching
- Engage in ministry as a pastor or evangelist, or continue studies at a graduate level.
- Meet the educational qualifications to fulfill the office of a pastor or evangelist.
The Preacher Gallery is a first-rate series of speakers that are available to serve in the local church, community and world, to educate with a “Christian Worldview ” for your special church events, local & national meeting venues.
Toler Leadership Institute
OCU's mission is to effectively train and equip for ministry. Near the end of 2015, we began a new partnership with Stan Toler to launch the Toler Leadership Institute; where Church leaders and staff reunite for a time of learning and teaching from Stan Toler.