Lay Ministry Colleges and Programs

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This educational program is designed to prepare non-ordained individuals to serve as lay pastors, youth leaders, religious educators, and other professional positions open to the laity in local churches and other settings. This program includes in depth instruction in bible studies, spirituality, theology, pastoral counseling, effective communication, foundations of ministry, and church leadership.

The accredited schools, colleges and universities listed below offer majors and degree programs in Lay Ministry.

Anderson University

1100 E 5th St, Anderson, IN 46012-3495

Phone Number:(765) 649-9071
Website:www.anderson.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:3,207 (2,312 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1

Bethel Seminary of the East

2325 Maryland Road, Suite 225, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Phone Number:(215) 659-1000
Website:www.bethel.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:127 (0 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1

Boise Bible College

8695 W Marigold St, Boise, ID 83714-1220

Phone Number:(208) 376-7731
Website:www.boisebible.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:185 (185 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Admissions:http://www.boisebible.edu/future_students/
Financial Aid:http://www.boisebible.edu/future_students/finaid/
Online Application:www.boisebible.edu/Admissns/application9.07.pdf

Christ the King Seminary

711 Knox Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052-0607

Phone Number:717E13
Website:www.cks.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Master's degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:115 (0 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

Howard Payne University

1000 Fisk St., Brownwood, TX 76801-2794

Phone Number:(325) 646-2502
Website:www.hputx.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Remote town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,534 (1,512 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1

Maranatha Baptist Bible College Inc

745 W Main St, Watertown, WI 53094

Phone Number:920E13
Website:mbbc.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:949 (881 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1

Multnomah University

8435 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220

Phone Number:(503) 255-0332
Website:www.multnomah.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:960 (656 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Admissions:www.multnomah.edu
Financial Aid:www.multnomah.edu
Online Application:www.multnomah.edu

Northland International University

W10085 Pike Plains Rd, Dunbar, WI 54119-9285

Phone Number:(715) 324-6900
Website:www.ni.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Remote rural community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:669 (565 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Admissions:www.ni.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.ni.edu/Schools/NBBC/Financial-Aid/
Online Application:nia.ni.edu/Home.aspx

Northwestern College

4829 North Lipps Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630

Phone Number:(773) 777-4220
Website:www.NorthwesternCollege.edu
School Type:2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:1,309 (1,309 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Admissions:www.NorthwesternCollege.edu
Financial Aid:www.NorthwesternCollege.edu
Online Application:www.NorthwesternCollege.edu

Nyack College

1 South Blvd, Nyack, NY 10960-3698

Phone Number:(845) 675-4400
Website:www.nyack.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree – professional practice
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:3,674 (2,347 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Admissions:http://www.nyack.edu/content/FCSExplore
Financial Aid:http://www.nyack.edu/content/FCSFinances

Saint John's Seminary

127 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135-3846

Phone Number:(617) 254-2610
Website:www.sjs.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
4-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:162 (36 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:5 to 1

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987-1399

Phone Number:(507) 457-1600
Website:www.smumn.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:8,267 (2,416 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

Southeastern Bible College

2545 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35224-2083

Phone Number:(205) 970-9200
Website:www.sebc.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:235 (235 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1

Southwestern College

2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032-7097

Phone Number:(602) 489-5300
Website:www.swcaz.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:415 (415 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

2825 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40280-0001

Phone Number:(800) 626-5525
Website:www.sbts.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate's degree
4-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:4,052 (894 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:33 to 1
Admissions:www.sbts.edu/future-students/
Financial Aid:www.sbts.edu/future-students/financial-aid/

Trevecca Nazarene University

333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, TN 37210

Phone Number:(615) 248-1200
Website:www.trevecca.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:3,233 (1,613 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Admissions:www.trevecca.edu/admissions

University of St Thomas

2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1078

Phone Number:(651) 962-5000
Website:www.stthomas.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:4-year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:12,667 (6,442 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Admissions:www.stthomas.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.stthomas.edu/financialservices/default.html
Online Application:http://www.stthomas.edu/admissions/apply/

Urshan Graduate School of Theology

704 Howdershell Rd, Florissant, MO 63031

Phone Number:(314) 921-9290
Website:www.ugst.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Master's degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:57 (0 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Admissions:www.ugst.edu/admissions
Financial Aid:www.ugst.edu/financialaid
Online Application:http://www.ugst.edu/page.cfm?p=133

Westminster Theological Seminary

2960 W Church Rd, Glenside, PA 19038

Phone Number:(215) 887-5511
Website:www.wts.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:775 (0 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:26 to 1

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