Welcome to Community Ministry!

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.  (Isaiah 61:1)

If you have a God given desire to restore hope to the masses and become all God intended you to be through your personal ministry of sharing your faith and demonstrating God's love in service to your community, then the School of Community Ministry is for you!

In the School of Community Ministry you will focus on social service combined with sharing a gospel witness  -- while serving the needs in society by:

  • understanding society, culture, and Christian social responsibility from a biblical perspective

  • serving diverse social needs in the context of redemptive relationships

  • serving diverse health needs while demonstrating God's love and compassion

  • ministering to incarcerated and released offenders and their families

  • serving the needs of economically-challenged communities

  • communicating a gospel witness using various tools and media in diverse cultural settings

The School of Community Ministry has online programs that lead to a Certificate in Community Ministry, an Associate of Community Ministry degree, a Bachelor of Community Ministry degree, and a Master of Community Ministry degree that will equip you to serve in the mission of God.


MU Announces Professor of Pastoral Care

Prof Wes Cohoon

We welcome PROF. WES COHOON to the faculty of the School of Community Ministry as Instructor in Pastoral Care, Healthcare Chaplaincy Specialist.   Certified as both a Clinical Chaplain and a Pastoral Counselor, Professor Cohoon has been a director of chaplaincy services, a clinical chaplain in hospital settings, and a Minister of Pastoral Care in a local church.  He also has been a church planter.  He specializes in the spiritual care of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  Read More 

MU Announces Professor of Health Ministry

Dr. Sharon Hinton

We welcome DR. SHARON HINTON to the faculty of the School of Community Ministry as Professor of Health Ministry, Faith Community Nursing Specialist.  Dr. Hinton has served in Faith Community Nursing for more than 20 years through churches, denominational agencies and para-church organizations plus multiple hospital and clinical situations.  A leading authority in Health Ministry, she equips ministry leaders in congregational health care ministry practices .   Read More.


QUICK FACTS

Number of Departments:  5 

Number of Dual Enrollment Programs:  5 

Number of Undergraduate Certificates Programs:  7 

Number of Associate Programs:  9 

Number of Bachelor Completion Programs:  13 

Number of Master's Programs:  14 

Number of Faculty:  26 

Percent of Faculty with Doctorates:  100%   

Percent of Faculty with International Experience:  53.85% 

 

 

MAJORS IN THE
BACHELOR OF COMMUNITY MINISTRY

The Bachelor of Community Ministry is a degree completion program.  A minimum of 42 transfer credit hours and fulfillment of general education requirements are necessary to be admitted.  Below is a list of major areas: 

  • Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy
  • Community Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation & Behavioral Profiling
  • Corrections
  • Public Safety & Security
  • Community Health
  • Military Family Advocacy
  • Behavioral Healthcare
  • Social Work
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Youth & Family Studies
  • Geriatrics & Gerontology

MAJORS IN THE
MASTER OF COMMUNITY MINISTRY

Admission into the Master of Community Ministry requires prior graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  Below is a list of majors in the Master of Community Ministry:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Community Development Leadership
  • Criminal Investigation & Behavioral Profiing
  • Financial Fraud Investigation
  • Correctional Leadership
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Community Health
  • Military Family Advocacy
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Faith Community Nursing
  • Faith Medical Missions
  • Faith Community Services
  • Social Work
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Geriatrics & Gerontology