Students living on campus who are ministry majors may be able to receive 50% off tuition, including all federal, state, and SAGU scholarships and grants. For eligibility, students must 1) be seeking a ministry-related bachelor’s degree, 2) be enrolled full time and live on campus, and 3) complete a FAFSA at Click for More Info

Bachelor’s Degree in General Ministry

If you are passionate about helping others and engaging in life-transforming work, our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree in General Ministry will position you for success. Prepare for your ministry calling by growing your biblical knowledge and developing practical leadership skills that will equip you as a servant leader for work in churches, non-profits, or a variety of vocational ministries.

The BAAS program allows for up to 46 hours of career studies electives to be transferred into the program, saving thousands of dollars and up to a year-and-a-half of time. This benefits students who have previous vocational or technical training and want to transfer to SAGU to expand their learning, serve as leaders in a ministry field, and earn an accredited bachelor’s degree.

Why Major in General Ministry at SAGU?

Real-World Experience and Resources

You will be able to gain additional biblical training through the College of Bible and Church Ministry’s annual apologetics seminar. Discover practical ways to defend the gospel and communicate truth to others in love. The college also hosts an annual credentialing day for students interested in ministry. Assemblies of God officials will visit our campus to connect with you and answer any questions you have about the credentialing process. Meet with Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Louisiana district officials.

The SAGU Difference

Prepare for vocational ministry as part of the Spirit-filled community at SAGU. The Bible will be your core foundation both in your daily devotions and coursework. Have access to the resources you need to grow your faith and build your leadership skills, from chapel worship to mission trips. Our Christian faculty will be your mentors as they teach you how to apply God’s word in your life. In this environment, you’ll learn to thrive as a servant leader.

Affordability & Value

We believe that an excellent education for becoming a ministry leader should be accessible. That’s why SAGU strives to keep its tuition affordable. As a SAGU student, you’ll have access to our generous financial aid packages. And, if you are an on-campus, full-time student majoring in General Ministry, you may be eligible to receive 50% off tuition! Learn more about this amazing ministry degree guarantee.

Exemplary Online Program

As an online student, you can take SAGU’s bachelor’s degree in General Ministry and get the same rigorous, biblically-based education in a flexible format that works for you. Our faculty are experts in online learning, and they’ll ensure you stay on track to graduate. Network with classmates from across the country as part of our online community and access helpful online resources from SAGU.

Our online program also allows you to graduate more quickly. In 2020, we were ranked by as having one of the fastest online bachelor’s degrees in the nation. We offer the option of two seven-week sessions within a traditional semester. You can also take online courses in the summer to progress toward degree completion throughout the year.

Learn more about SAGU’s online degree options

What You’ll Learn in the General Ministry Degree Program

In the General Ministry curriculum, you’ll learn valuable leadership skills and receive a solid biblical foundation to build an enriching life in vocational ministry.

General Education Studies

You’ll complete 44 hours of general education studies for a well-rounded college education. These courses will give you the speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills you need to communicate and solve problems in your future vocation. They include general biblical studies courses such as:

  • Bible Study
  • New Testament Literature
  • Old Testament Literature
  • Introduction to Theology and Apologetics

Major Studies

Develop your educational and leadership skills with career studies and major coursework in General Ministry, which will include:

  • Hermeneutics
  • Church Resource Management
  • Biblical Preaching
  • Church Health and Revitalization
  • Pastoral Leadership
View the SAGU Catalog for course descriptions

Careers and Outcomes for General Ministry Graduates

With a bachelor’s degree in General Ministry, you will be ready for many careers that require leadership training. You can serve in the marketplace, churches, outreach ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

Your General Ministry degree prepares you for career possibilities that include:

  • Chaplain
  • Church planter
  • Community outreach leader
  • Evangelist
  • Program director at a non-profit
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Youth Director

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