For the Kingdom

Student Ministry

Why student ministry?

Equip the next generation of the church

Spurgeon College’s student ministry program pairs a foundational knowledge of Scripture with 21st-century practices to serve students actively being taught to disregard Christianity.

What You’ll Learn

Prepare to Teach the Gospel to students

Spurgeon College’s Student Ministry program is designed to provide college-level preparation for service in local churches and other Christian ministries that focus on teaching and training young adults. The degree will provide increased understanding and skill in the interpretation of Scripture and theological reflection while creating a foundation for ministries that center on young adults. This includes instruction on practical ministries, as well as spiritual, physical, and character development in young adults. The BA in Student Ministry equips graduates to serve churches, evangelism ministries, denominational service, international missions, and subsequent graduate study.

Program Information

Coursework and Outcomes

Explore the courses that are included in the Student Ministry program at Spurgeon College. Students in this program must complete 120 credit hours of coursework to graduate.

  • BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance 3 hrs
  • CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hrs
  • GE101 English Composition I 3 hrs
  • GE102 English Composition II 3 hrs
  • GE135 Quantitative Reasoning 3 hrs
  • GE185 Introduction to Physical Science 3 hrs
  • GE240 Survey of World Literature 3 hrs
  • GS101 Foundations of Kingdom Success 3 hrs
  • HM300 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hrs
  • HM344 Christianity and the Arts 3 hrs
  • HS210 or HS211 American History I or II 3 hrs
  • HT200 Introduction to Ethics 3 hrs
  • HT411 World Religions 3 hrs
  • PY100 Introduction to Psychology

  • BS115 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS116 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS117 New Testament Survey I
  • BS118 New Testament Survey II
  • BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • HT112 Church History I
  • HT113 Church History II
  • HT350 Christian Doctrine I
  • HT351 Christian Doctrine II
  • HT450 The Church
  • MN201 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MS201 Global Missions

  • BN465 Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • CE208 Para-Church Youth Ministry
  • CE360 Church Administration
  • CE408 Introduction to Student Ministry
  • CE409 Introduction to Adult and Family Ministry
  • MN255 Interpersonal Skills and Conflict Management
  • MN310 Sermon Preparation or CE401 Principles of Christian Teaching<sup>1</sup>
  • MN410 Pastoral Care and Ministry<sup>2</sup>
  • CE405 Making Disciples
  • HM304 Philosophy of Religion

<sup>1. Female students are to choose CE401 Principles of Christian Teaching.

2. Female students take a 3 hr elective in place of MN410 Pastoral Care and Ministry.</sup>

This program offers students 12 hours of elective credit throughout their program.

Students graduating with the Student Ministry major will be able to do the following:

    1. Interpret Scripture using appropriate hermeneutical and historically informed principles.
    2. Demonstrate skill in communicating biblical truth.
    3. Demonstrate basic leadership skills in Christian ministry.
    4. Understand core issues and challenges in effective student ministries.
Moises Montilla

HEAR FROM Spurgeon Knights

The faculty at Spurgeon College are excellent in what they do. From the classroom to serving in their local church, they live out our For the Kingdom vision.

Moises Montilla

Biblical Studies Major from Lufkin, TX