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Virginia – Ministry Programs

Ministry degrees cover a wide range of topics within Christian ministry. At the Undergraduate level, these degrees offer students the opportunity to craft a degree program suited to their needs and calling within ministry by offering a high degree of flexibility in the program of study. These are Manna University’s most flexible degrees and are ideal for those who know they are called to ministry in some capacity, but aren’t sure what, and for those desiring a general background in ministerial skills.

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Associate of Ministry

A Biblical degree built just for you.

This program allows students to build a degree based-upon their chosen area of ministry focus. Students have a degree of flexibility in deciding which aspects of Christian ministry they want to study. 24 credit hours of the program are selected by the student from Bible, Ministry Leadership, Counseling, Leadership, Intercultural Studies, and Worship Courses, allowing the student to pursue a highly-customized program of study that meets their unique needs.

Outcomes
  • Educate (Theological Depth and Cultural Context): Students will have a thorough understanding of the biblical and theological dimensions of the practical ministry.
  • Equip (Communication and Specialized Ministry Skills): Students will have essential communication skills, enabling them to articulate theological concepts and practical ministerial strategies.
  • Empower (Practical Ministry Preparedness): Students will have practical ministry experience, through hands-on activities and real-world applications in preparation for service in diverse ministry contexts or further ministry education.

Time & Cost

Many people would like to complete a degree and stay out of debt. 

The Associate of  Ministry program requires 21 courses + Student Orientation (or 64 credit hours), which can be completed in 1-2 years for full-time students. Courses are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). Manna U’s low tuition rates enable students to receive solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience and not be hindered financially.

 

Undergraduate Tuition

Fees

Scholarships are available for students who do not use military education benefits or federal financial aid.

Courses

Full details can be found in the most recent academic catalog.
Full details can be found in the most recent academic catalog.

Leadership in Action

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LIA 101 Leadership in Action (Four Semesters) Pass/Fail

Student Orientation

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate Student Orientation 1

Bible & Theology Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Twenty-One Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 21

English Nonelectives

All Students Must Take ENG 111 & ENG 112
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Math or Science Elective

Select Any Three Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Statistics 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours: 3

Personal Formation Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Six Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Ministry Major Courses

Select Any Twenty-Four Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 220 Defense Against the Dark Arts 3
BIB 230 Book of Genesis 3
BIB 240 Book of Psalms 3
CLG 120 Jesus and Women 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 3
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 3
CLG 210 Women in the Church 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 3
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
CNS 230 Research Methods 3
ELE 104 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 105 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 106 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 107 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ENG 201 The Writings of C.S. Lewis 3
HUM 110 Introduction to Biblical Literature 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
HUM 210 Western Europe Study Tour 3
LEA 201 Ethics 3
LEA 210 Christian Leadership 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
LEA 250 Introduction to Ministry Operations 3
MIS 130 Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions 3
MIS 200 Missions and the Local Church 3
MIS 201 World Missions 3
MIS 202 Intercultural Communication I: General Focus 3
PHL 120 Philosophy of Leading Teams 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 104 Apologetic Issues for Cross-Cultural Engagement 3
WSH 210 Worship Foundations 3
WSH 230 Worship Essentials 3
Total Credit Hours: 24
Advanced Ministry Practicum
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 347 Advanced Ministry Practicum I 3

Bachelor of Ministry

A Biblical degree built just for you.

This program allows students to build a degree based-upon their chosen area of ministry focus. Students have a degree of flexibility in deciding which aspects of Christian ministry they want to study. 51 credit hours of the program are selected by the student from Bible, Ministry Leadership, Counseling, Leadership, Intercultural Studies, and Worship Courses, allowing the student to pursue a highly-customized program of study that meets their unique needs.

Outcomes
  • Educate (Advanced Theological and Cultural Insight): Students will have a robust understanding of biblical themes and applied theology.
  • Equip (Diverse Ministry Competencies): Students will have developed specialized competencies across a broad range of skills—including Bible study, ministry leadership, counseling, intercultural studies, and worship—tailored to their ministry interests, preparing them for effective communication and leadership in various ministry settings.
  • Empower (Practical Experience and Career Preparation): Students will have practical experience ensuring they are academically and practically prepared to enter professional ministry roles or continue graduate studies, ready to positively impact their communities and advance the Church’s mission.

Time & Cost

Many people would like to complete a degree and stay out of debt. 

The Bachelor of Ministry program requires 41 courses + Student Orientation (or 124 credit hours), which can be completed in 3-4 years for full-time students. Courses are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). Manna U’s low tuition rates enable students to receive solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience and not be hindered financially.

 

Undergraduate Tuition

Fees

Scholarships are available for students who do not use military education benefits or federal financial aid.

Courses

Full details can be found in the most recent academic catalog.

Leadership in Action

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LIA 101 Leadership in Action (Eight Semesters) Pass/Fail

Student Orientation

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 107 Undergraduate Student Orientation 1

Bible & Theology Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Twenty-One Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 100 Destiny and Calling 3
BIB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 103 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 201 Writings of John 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3
Total Credit Hours: 21

General Studies Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Twenty-One Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Writing 3
ENG 112 Research for Writing 3
HST 110 World History I: World History to 1500 3
HST 120 World History II: World History Since 1500 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
MTH 211 College Mathematics 3
SCI 310 Biology 3
Total Credit Hours: 21

Personal Formation Nonelectives

Students Must Complete All Six Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation 3
LEA 220 Mentoring and Coaching 3
Total Credit Hours: 6

Bible & Theology Electives

Select Any Nine Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 301 Synoptic Gospels 3
BIB 302 Pauline Epistles and Leadership 3
BIB 303 Book of Romans 3
BIB 330 Book of Revelation 3
BIB 401 Book of Mark 3
BIB 411 1 Peter: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation 3
ELE 109 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
HUM 110 Survey of Biblical Literature 3
THE 103 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 104 Apologetic Issues for Cross-Cultural Engagement 3
THE 201 Systematic Theology I 3
THE 202 Systematic Theology II 3
THE 300 Writings of the Church 3
Total Credit Hours: 9

General Studies Electives

Select Any Nine Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CNS 110 General Psychology 3
CNS 120 Human Growth & Development 3
ELE 101 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 102 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ELE 103 Transfer/Substitution Elective (with Approval) 3
ENG 201 The Writings of C.S. Lewis 3
HST 302 History of Great Leaders 3
HST 320 History of Missions 3
HUM 101 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
HUM 130 Communicating to Oral Cultures 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Statistics 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
PHL 102 World Religions 3
Total Credit Hours: 9

Ministry Major Courses

Select Any Fifty-One Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 120 Jesus and Women 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I(a) 3
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I(b) 3
CLG 210 Women in the Church 3
CLG 211 Church Life 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II(a) 3
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II(b) 3
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CLG 401 Pastoral Ministry 3
CLG 410 Homiletics 3
CLG 480 Church Growth 3
CNS 130 Introduction to Counseling 3
CNS 201 Counseling I 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
CNS 230 Research Methods 3
CNS 301 Counseling II 3
CNS 302 Marriage & Family in Society 3
CNS 303 Counseling III: Sexuality, Addiction, & Trauma 3
CNS 310 Abnormal Psychology 3
CNS 401 Marriage & Family Counseling 3
CNS 403 Counseling IV: Physiological & Social Psychology and Personality Theories 3
ELE 104 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 105 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 106 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 107 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ELE 108 Transfer/Substitution Elective 3
ENG 201 The Writings of C.S. Lewis 3
GRK 305 Greek I(a) 1.5
GRK 306 Greek I(b) 1.5
LEA 201 Ethics 3
LEA 210 Christian Leadership 3
LEA 250 Introduction to Ministry Operations 3
LEA 310 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
LEA 322 Servant Leadership 3
LEA 330 Foundations of Marketing 3
LEA 420 Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership 3
LEA 440 Collaborative Teams and Innovation 3
LEA 451 Transforming Culture 3
LEA 460 Social Entrepreneurship
MIS 130 Concepts in Leading Short-Term Missions 3
MIS 200 Missions and the Local Church 3
MIS 201 World Missions 3
MIS 202 Intercultural Communication I: General Focus 3
MIS 311 Intercultural Communication II: Middle-East Focus 3
MIS 312 Intercultural Communication II: U.S. Indigenous Populations Focus 3
MIS 313 Intercultural Communication II: East Asia Focus 3
MIS 401 Preparation for a Career in Missions 3
WSH 210 Worship Foundations 3
WSH 230 Worship Essentials 3
Total Credit Hours: 51
Senior Seminar & Capstone
Students Must Complete All Three Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 495 Senior Seminar & Capstone 3
Total Credit Hours: 3

Advanced Ministry Practicum

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 347 Advanced Ministry Practicum I 3

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Manna University is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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