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    Hope College
    Aug 16, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog


The Studies in Ministry Minor is dedicated to preparing students, theologically and practically, for lay ministry positions in churches and Christian organizations. It aims to provide students who are discerning a call to Christian ministry with the theological framework, practical experience, spiritual disciplines and mentoring guidance necessary to embark upon a lifetime of involvement in Christian ministries.

About the Program

Through coursework, year-long internships and relationships with each other and mentors, students in this program will be prepared for possible future theological education and various entry-level ministry positions in churches and organizations - locally and worldwide.

This program will prepare students for such ministries as:

  • Youth ministry
  • Worship leadership; community development, missions and social agencies
  • Lay ministry within the church
  • Future seminary training and theological education