Religion and Church Leadership - FAQ's

What skills do I need to succeed?

While skills and talents will vary, students interested in the religion and church leadership major should have the desire to engage in ministry in a local church or religious organization.


What I will learn?

Students will take a core set of classes helping them establish a solid foundation in biblical studies. They will also choose from a variety of electives in religion, providing further background in Bible and Christian history and thought. Along with the Religion classes, students will take courses from other disciplines selected to round out their knowledge of cultural and social dynamics and ethics. Finally, students will study communication and management in order to help them develop the skills necessary to succeed in leading ministry programs.


What opportunities are there for internships or other hands-on learning experiences?

Through required internships offered by the religion department, students will have the opportunity to explore active learning in a number of areas. Typical experiences include work at churches, with youth groups, at church related camps, with the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and more.

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