Christian Leadership

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Influence Lives for God's Glory

A degree in Christian Leadership will help you impact a faith community and do amazing works for God!  Churches, congregations, Bible study groups, and mission-related organizations all need people of passion who can help to accompany others on their faith journeys.  Train in biblical studies to enable your own spiritual growth, share your entrepreneurial spirit and inspire discipleship.  Your education will provide you with the tools to lead with confidence and a willing spirit. 

What's the difference?

  • Celebrate DWU’s United Methodist heritage
  • Build relationships in a diverse and inclusive atmosphere
  • Practice dialogue to grow your own mind and soul
  • Find an internship to provide real-life training locally or through our relationship with the Denver Urban semester
  • Learn from Christian leaders/teachers who will focus on your spiritual strengths
  • Allow God to guide you to your new career: pastor; youth pastor; children’s ministry coordinator; chaplain; worship leader; humanitarian/emergency relief agent; church administrator; church counselor or many others.

What can you do with a Christian leadership degree? 

Join a faith ministry in various areas with this degree. With this major, you can find a career as a:

  • Church pastor and/or church planter
  • Children’s ministry coordinator
  • Youth pastor
  • Missions mobilizer
  • Chaplain
  • Worship leader
  • Church camp director
  • Director of humanitarian emergency relief
  • Church administrator
  • Church-based counselor


Internships provide real-life training and experience that you just can’t find in a classroom. Students with internship experience have higher hiring potential, and are in demand at regional agencies and ministries. Apply for a semester-long internship through our relationship with Denver Urban Semester, along with a more local-based opportunities in churches and regional ministries.

United Methodist Heritage

We’re proud of our United Methodist heritage, and we work hard to foster diversity in an inclusive atmosphere. During your time at DWU, you’ll enjoy dialogue with other students, along with an internal conversation between your own mind and soul. You are encouraged to build relationships, and develop yourself to help serve both God and others. 

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn Christian leadership from teachers who focus on your spiritual strengths. Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Excited to learn more?

Join our Christian leadership program! If you want to learn more about it, simply contact us, call us at (605) 995-2650, or email