Church Ministries

“The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.”– John Newton

Program Purpose

We believe that the Lord established the local church to carry out His work in this dispensation. Indiana Baptist College provides a church ministries major to prepare students for effective work in the local church. The student will receive a solid foundation of Bible and theology and a thorough study of church education. In addition, each student will fulfill two emphases that will develop their gifts for specific work in the local church.

Program Overview

132 Credit Hours

*Also available as an Associates Degree

Bible and Theology ​

41 Credit Hours

General Education

18 Credit Hours


5 Credit Hours


30 Credit Hours

Church Education

38 Credit Hours

Primary Instructors

Paul Loder

Jamie Muma

David Zempel

Key Courses

Introduction to Christian Education

CED 201 | 2 Credit Hours

 A survey of the many various educational ministries of the local church. Students are…


CED 314 | 2 Credit Hours

 A general consideration of basic leadership principles, particularly in the context of ministry situations.

Church Education Ministries

CED 212 | 2 Credit Hours

 A study of the organization and administration of the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and other children’s ministries…

Church Administration I

CED 401 | 2 Credit Hours

 A practical study of the pastor’s leadership and responsibilities, and his relationship to those who follow him.

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