Christian Ministry

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About the Degree

Starting freshman year, students receive instruction directly from their professors, instead of just meeting a list of assignments and deadlines on their own. Olivet professors have a long track record of research, practical experience and mentoring students. Students may choose a concentration from various options.

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Center for Faith & Family

The Center for Faith & Family (CFF) exists to train, equip and provide resources for parents and caregivers to effectively pass along their faith to their children.

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Leon Blanchette

Chair, Department of Christian ministry

Dr. Leon Blanchette

Dr. Leon Blanchette is a professor, children’s pastor, leader, speaker and author who has given his life to the service with children and their families. He has conducted extensive research and has written several book chapters and journal articles on ministry with children and families. He also serves as part-time children’s pastor at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene.

Christian Ministry Faculty

Olivet was formative for my professional life and transformative for my spiritual life. The school prepared me excellently for a life of ministry leadership and resilient faith. I have had the opportunity to lead church, non-profit, and academic ministry with the strong foundation given to me by the professors and administration at Olivet.