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Online Bachelor's Degree in Missions & Ministry


The online bachelor of ministry degree program at University of the Cumberlands seeks to provide an understanding of biblical literature, history, theology and ethics. The online Christian Mission and Ministry program can help students apply the Christian faith to daily life in word and deed and develop the skills needed to engage in the 21st century.

As a student of the online Christian ministry degree program, you will focus on understanding other faiths and worldviews. Your theology degree program will help you prepare for a lifetime of learning and of responsible service and leadership — all while developing skills for keeping faith alive in the contemporary world. And, finally, your Bachelor of Ministry degree program will give you the tools to analyze, interpret and apply the Bible in the church and to the world.

If you’ve been thinking about pursuing a Bachelor of Biblical Studies or a Bachelor of Theology online, or any online Christian degree, for that matter, it only makes sense you’d go with an affordable and accredited school with a long history of faith, fellowship, Christian theology, and educational excellence. University of the Cumberlands was founded by an assembly of Baptist Ministers in 1888 to equip believers for service wherever they are called. 

It’s a part of our entire community. In fact, online students in any of UC’s degree programs also have the opportunity to earn a minor from the Department of Missions and Ministry.

What can I do with an Online Bachelor's in Ministry & Missions degree?

Pursuing a biblical studies degree online can help you pursue a host of ministry career opportunities. After graduating with your bachelor’s in ministry, you’ll be prepared for a number of theology degree jobs and career fields, including leadership roles in:

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Worship Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Missions

Is an online ministry degree worth it?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, clergy members averaged $57,230 annually in 2021 as they pursued their calling. Meanwhile, other religious workers earned $43,290 per year and directors and leaders of religious activities and education earned $52,880. 

So, can a bachelor’s degree from an online ministry school program help you prepare for a career that, spiritually and materially, let’s you answer God’s call for your life? Is it worth it? If preparing your best to be of service to the creator of all things is of value to you, then yes, it is assuredly worth it.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

If you’re ready to pursue your theology bachelor’s degree online and you’re wondering if there is a ministry college that can help you achieve your goals, we’re here for you. You have a calling and we want to help you achieve it. See if University of the Cumberland’s online Missions and Ministry degree program is the right fit for you.  Fill out the form on this page or contact us directly at 855.791.7201. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!

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