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Church and Ministry Management
Why Study Church
and Ministry Management?

Designed for professionals who plan to work in congregational or ministry settings, this major combines management coursework with focused study in church, ministry, and nonprofit leadership. You’ll learn to manage resources and contribute to organizational change; develop strategies for fundraising and capacity building; implement effective governance and strategic planning models; and manage financial and marketing functions. Graduate with the skills and knowledge to advance your career and lead a successful ministry.

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Why North Park?

In North Park's church and ministry management major, your leadership education will be enriched by our distinctively Christian community that welcomes people of all faiths. You'll learn from professors with real-world experience at the intersection of ministry and business practice—a unique combination that is enhanced by our urban location and commitment to multicultural education. In-person and online courses in an accelerated format allow you to complete your degree without sacrificing your work or community involvement.

Find out more about completing your degree at North Park.

Credit for Life Experience

In the School of Adult Learning, you may earn academic credit for life experience through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Credit is earned if you are able to demonstrate learning, whether from informal life experience, professional church or organizational management training, ministry licensure, certification, or any other source.

Find out more about transferring and earning credit for life experience.

Careers in Church and Ministry Management

Graduates are ready for careers in church administration, management of nonprofit organizations, and ministry leadership. You'll also be prepared to continue on to graduate programs, including North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management and North Park Theological Seminary.

Learn more about North Park's Career Development Office.

Preparing for Ministry

When Donovan DeGaetano C’09 realized his call to ministry, he knew the church and ministry management major would give him the necessary tools to reach his goals. Now completing a graduate degree, Donovan says, “The quality education that I received through the School of Adult Learning has definitely prepared me to successfully balance my family life while continuing school.”

Read more about Donovan's experience.

Donovan DeGaetano, School of Adult Learning alumnus
Meet the Faculty

Trevor James oversees the church and ministry management, business administration, and organizational management and leadership majors. His early calling to ministry, combined with his business experience, have led Trevor down a path of specializing in the integration of faith and business.

Learn more about Trevor.

Trevor James
Location Options

A degree in church and ministry management can be earned through classes offered at the Chicago and Grayslake campuses, a combination of online and in-person classes, or exclusively online.

Program Flexibility

Most School of Adult Learning students earn their degree in two to four years, with an average degree completion time of two and a half years. Our accelerated, seven-week course schedule is over through six shorter terms each academic year, with breaks over the winter holiday season and in May.

Explore the courses and requirements for the church and ministry management major.