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Dr. Richard Thompson




Bachelor of Arts

Go further by enrolling in NNU’s new Accelerated 5-Year Pastor-Scholar Program, and earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ministry in just FIVE years.

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  • 2 Year paid Residency with US and Global Locations
  • Generous Scholarships through NNU’s ministerial scholarship program
  • Opportunities to extend and complete an M.Div. with various ministry track options

Accelerated 5-Year Pastor-Scholar Program

Earn your BA and MA in ministry, including a 12-20 month paid apprenticeship in a local church in just FIVE years.

In this program, you’ll receive:

  • 2-year paid residency in U.S. and global locations
  • Robust scholarshipping through NNU’s Ministerial Scholarship program
  • Intentional mentoring by professors and pastor
  • Access to special retreats and ministry conferences
  • Assistance with ministry placement at the conclusion of the program
  • The opportunity to extend and complete an M.Div. in a variety of ministry track options

After you’ve applied for admission to NNU, complete the Pastor Scholar Program application to indicate your interest.

Christian Ministry

NNU’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry is a multidisciplinary degree preparing students to go directly into ministry after graduation by providing a solid theological foundation, ministry and leadership skills, a deeper understanding of biblical interpretation, and a Christian worldview. Students may focus on a specific area of ministry by adding a minor in Bible, children’s ministry, family ministry, missions, theology, worship leadership, or youth ministry. This major fulfills the educational requirements for ordination as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Pastoral Ministry

The Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry covers the breadth of ministerial studies designed to prepare students for a strong vocational ministry.


degree details

Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts

Offered On Campus

Meet Our Faculty

The programs offered by the School of Theology and Christian Ministries empower students to think critically about Scripture, theology, the Church, Christian tradition, and so much more. It provides students with tools to engage in theological conversations and pastoral skills to engage in a local church.
Chris Cruz Osorio

BA Christian Ministry