Christian Leadership

Influence Lives for God's Glory

Add your impact to the Lord's kingdom. Help revive a faith community, share your entrepreneurial spirit, and inspire discipleship to change the world. Lead a church to a bright future, and do amazing works for God! Train in biblical studies, gain intense spiritual growth alongside your academic training, and learn valuable leadership skills. 

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