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The faculty members of the Department of Missions and Ministries at Cumberlands are dedicated to providing the best possible training to students interested in church-related ministry. Experienced ministers and accomplished scholars, they will guide you as you develop the skills to understand the Christian faith on a deeper level and how to apply that faith in everyday life. You will learn to understand other faiths and worldviews as you mature in your own faith. The department strives for excellence in academic studies and will prepare you for productive and effective service in Christian ministry.

Whether you plan to pursue a seminary degree immediately after completing your college studies or you plan to move directly into Christian ministry, UC’s program will prepare you to take your place in Christian service. You can earn a B.S. in Religion in one of four tracks: Christian Studies, Christian Ministries, Youth Ministries or Missions, or you can earn a B.A. in Religion. Minors are available in three tracks: Christian Studies, Missions or Biblical Languages


What Can I Do With This Degree?

When most people think about what they can do with a religion degree, they think of serving in a local church as pastor, youth minister, children’s minister, or in some other capacity. You can do all those things with a religion degree, but other options are open to you as well. Our graduates serve as missionaries in the United States and in other nations. Others minister with national organizations like Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Still others work for denominational agencies like the Kentucky Baptist Convention or the Southern Baptist Convention and others teach in Christian universities and seminaries. If after graduation you want to earn a graduate degree, our online Master of Arts in Christian Studies might be just what you are looking  for! Our religion program helps you prepare to minister as God has called you.


Contact Us

sharon [dot] wilson [at] ucumberlands [dot] edu (Email)
Phone: 606.539.4261

Top Ten Reasons to Choose UC

one Be part of a committed Christian community
two Study the Bible with people who believe it and treasure it
three Develop skills for ministering in the 21st century
four Grow in your personal faith in God
five Learn to apply theology and ethics in everyday life and ministry
six Enjoy great Christian fellowship
seven Learn from the past to better minister in the present and future
eight Develop a greater knowledge of and passion for missions
nine Be encouraged in your call and ministry
ten Help strengthen others in their faith