Department of Christian Ministry

About the Degree

Starting freshman year, students receive instruction directly from their professors, instead of just meeting a list of assignments and deadlines on their own. Olivet professors have a long track record of research, practical experience and mentoring students. Students may choose a concentration from various options.

Programs of Study

Children's Ministry (also offered as a minor)
Christian Education (also offered as a minor)
Intercultural Studies (also offered as a minor)
Ministerial Missions
Pastoral Ministries
Youth Ministry (also offered as a minor)

Alumna Spotlight

"Olivet was formative for my professional life and transformative for my spiritual life.  It was at Olivet where I became more aware of how important Next Generation scholarship is for the future of the church.  The school prepared me excellently for a life of ministry leadership and resilient faith.  I have had the opportunity to lead church, non-profit, and academic ministry with the strong foundation given to me by the professors and administration at Olivet."

Jessica Fleck, D.Min.
Crown College
Assistant Prof. of Next Gen. Ministry Leadership

Dr. Leon Blanchette, Chair, Christian Ministry

Dr. Leon Blanchette is a professor, children’s pastor, leader, speaker and author who has given his life to the service with children and their families. He has conducted extensive research and has written several book chapters and journal articles on ministry with children and families. He also serves as part-time children’s pastor at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene.

Department of Christian Ministry Faculty

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