The options on online Christian education are so broad that searching for the right distance degree can be pretty confusing. That’s because people pursue religious education for such a wide variety of personal and professional reasons. There are undergraduate and graduate degrees that can equip you for a full-time ministry, as well as a vast number of courses for laymen and women who simply want to learn more about the healing power of Christ in order to enrich their lives. ( More on distance education Christian liberal arts colleges and the programs they offer.)
An accredited school in this area will usually offer courses in specific areas like biblical and theology studies, missions, family and children’s ministries, youth ministries, and worship leadership. There are even courses in sports ministry, as well as specialized learning in addiction studies, counseling and psychology studies with a Christian focus. Doctoral programs are offered by many schools for those who are already ministers, but want to improve their skills. (Find out who gives accreditation to Christian colleges distance learning programs.)
If you’re looking for online Christian education primarily for personal enrichment, it’s easy to study online for one semester, and then change schools if you’re not satisfied with the teaching. If, on the other hand, you are pursuing distance Christian education mainly to build a real career in ministry, it’s a very good idea to look around the internet at minister’s and pastor’s job listings. They offer a great look into which particular skills are in highest demand in which types of churches.
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