As a Ministry and Pastoral Leadership major, you will learn how to engage in redemptive leadership with a practical focus based on the excellent Biblical training Multnomah is known for. You will nurture character qualities necessary for Christian ministry as you are trained in ministerial leadership, biblical perspectives of worldwide ministry, and relevant methods and approaches for effective ministry. As you pursue a B.A. in Ministry and Pastoral Leadership, you will join a network of dynamic agents of Christ-like change serving the Kingdom locally and around the globe.

Ways to study

Undergraduate (Major or Minor) | On-campus

Course plans

4-year | 5-year (Summit Program includes earning your M.A. in Christian Leadership

Application deadlines

Follow Your Calling

Jesus calls women and men from every generation to develop missional communities of followers who declare and display the glory of God in faith, hope, and love. Our Ministry and Pastoral Leadership program develops believers who engage in redemptive leadership. Faculty invest their expertise in hermeneutics, counseling, spiritual formation, and theology into each class and conversation with students. Join a community of driven learners and compassionate leaders at Multnomah as you learn how to ignite spiritual growth and Christ-centered love in others.

Students and Professor Talking at Table

Example Courses

The courses listed below are some of our featured core classes that will be a part of your educational journey here at MU. Take a look at each course for a small preview.

An introduction to the field of church ministries, the importance of church, and personal characteristics and disciplines requisite for long term ministry success.

An application of the principles of homiletics to the development and delivery of sermons with emphasis on relevant biblical exposition.

This course will address the topic of primary leadership in a youth ministry context and issues related to vocational tenure. Students will also create a detailed philosophy of ministry that will serve as a capstone project.

Degree Requirements

Here you will find everything you need to know about what is required to successfully complete your degree. Whether you are beginning college for the first time or are a transfer student, we’ve got you covered.

Course Layout

Meet Your Professors

Faculty Headshot Ruben Alvarado
Ruben Alvarado, Th.M.
Assistant Professor, Pastoral Ministry & Community Development
Faculty Headshot Greg Dueker
Greg Dueker, D.Min.
Assistant Professor, Pastoral Ministries; Director, Doctor of Ministry
Faculty Headshot Matthew Farlow
Matthew S. Farlow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pastoral Ministry & Community Development

Career Placement

Earning your B.A. in Ministry and Pastoral Leadership will equip you with the unique skills and knowledge required for church work. With this degree, you will be prepared for a variety of roles, including:

• Pastor • Youth Pastor • Family Ministry Pastor
• Missionary • Teacher • Youth Counselor
• Clergy Member • Church Administrator

Summit Program

Are you interested in earning your M.A in Christian Leadership? You can start right now. Traditionally, it takes four years to earn a B.A. and an extra two years to gain an M.A., but you can skip a year of school and save thousands of dollars without sacrificing opportunities or experience. Through the Summit Program — an accelerated program for high-achieving students — you’ll earn these two respected degrees in only five years.

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