When you earn an online degree from Bethel University, you’ll graduate with valuable skills for a rewarding ministry career. We offer both undergraduate and graduate program options, so you can choose the ministry degree that’s right for you and study at your pace. Bethel’s ministry programs are designed for working professionals who are ready to become church leaders. With Bethel, you’ll learn from expert professors and study coursework that combines in-depth theological study with communication and leadership skills, preparing you to make a difference in your church and your community.
Bethel is 1 of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction, and 1 of 63 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
- Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership
- Master of Arts in Ministry
Senior pastors serve as the main point of leadership for churches and their members. They may be responsible for planning worship services, writing sermons, counseling congregants, conducting ceremonies such as weddings and funerals, and additionally overseeing administrative functions within the church. These individuals earn a median annual salary of $57,392.
Chaplains provide religious counseling to members of the public, usually for hospitals, healthcare facilities, or the military. Their responsibilities may include offering spiritual and emotional support, coordinating spiritual and bereavement services, catering their services to a wide range of religious backgrounds, and other related duties. These individuals make a median annual salary of $48,485.