School of Ministry

B.A. in Ministry (Day Program)

Dr. Jonathan Grenz, a Ministry professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, speaks with Campus Ministry students in the Warren Library on PBA's West Palm Beach Campus.

The major in ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University is designed to assist you in acquiring/developing the knowledge and skills necessary for ministry leadership within a church or parachurch organization. The character of someone in ministry is absolutely vital for ministry leadership. Therefore, the major presents a balance between training in ministry skills, organization and administration and the nurture and care of people within a ministry context. Effective and practical, your program of study will teach you timely, ethical and Biblical leadership principles. You will be prepared to jump right into a broad variety of ministries upon graduation.

B.A. in Ministry Degree and Concentrations

This option is for the student who is called to ministry but hasn't discerned what type of ministry yet.

Ministry Concentrations

Current concentrations include:

Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Obtain specialized training in ministry.
  • Receive sponsorship to key missional conferences around the nation.
  • Have huge opportunities for hands-on experience through internships, practicum experiences, field services, Workship projects and 20 or more PBA mission trips annually.
  • Receive continued mentoring by faculty after graduation.

Your Faculty

You’ll learn from respected scholars and theologians, who pour into students' lives both inside and outside of the classroom. Every instructor in the department is directly engaged in local ministry. Many of the textbooks you’ll use in your studies (and that are used extensively at other colleges and universities) are written by faculty. 

Your Opportunities

In completing this major, you will utilize your training upon graduation to serve in various capacities.

Here is a sampling of possibilities: 


  • Pastor (lead, associate, executive)
  • Church planting
  • Director of Children's Ministries
  • Student Ministries
  • Pastor of Adult Ministries
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Worship Director
  • Mission Ministry Leader
  • Evangelism
  • Social Work
  • Hospital or Military Chaplain
  • Community Service Director