Ministerial Missions

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Ministerial Missions is designed for students who have a calling to have an impact on the world for Christ.

Whether its worshipping with the poor at a mission in Thailand, praying with grieving parents at a clinic in Papua New Guinea, or sharing the smile of an inner city Chicago girl as she realizes who Jesus is, a career in missions is for those willing to leave their comfort zone and cross many barriers — cultural, geographic, language — to share the Gospel on the frontlines of the Great Commission.

Degree Requirements

A cross-cultural ministry field experience is a degree requirement, providing students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the program in a practical setting.


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Ministerial Leadership Award

The Ministerial Leadership Award has been created by Olivet Nazarene University to recognize a select group of students whose call of God on their lives to vocational ministry within the Church of Jesus Christ has been affirmed by the Church. These highly selective awards are offered to a limited number of students each year based on specific criteria.

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  • Chaplain
  • Nonprofit mission organization staffer
  • Overseas missionary
  • Global radio broadcaster
  • Evangelist
  • Sports ministry director
  • Church planter
  • Missions coordinator
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