Influence Lives for God's Glory
What jobs can you do with a
Christian leadership degree?
Join a faith ministry with a career as a:
Church pastor and/or church planter
Children’s ministry coordinator
of humanitarian emergency relief
What's the Difference?
- Celebrate DWU’s United Methodist heritage.
- Build relationships in a diverse and inclusive atmosphere.
- Learn from Christian leaders and teachers who will focus on your spiritual strengths.
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.
Travel Immersion Experiences
Each summer, DWU sends students to Peru, Uganda and/or Israel. These trips are financially accessible because of the extensive fundraising involved and the travel scholarships available to you. The trips offer transformative experiences of worship, friendship, team-building and spiritual encouragement.
An Inclusive Spiritual Community
DWU is 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.
Christian Leadership Courses
Your education will provide you with the tools to lead with confidence and a willing spirit.
PHL 220 Introduction to Ethical Issues
REL 112 Christian Faith and Practice
REL 155 Spiritual Formation
REL 210 Understanding the Old Testament
REL 215 The Life and Teaching of Jesus
REL 216 The Life and Letters of Paul
REL 302 Faith and Reason
REL 314 World Religions
REL 323 Biblical Interpretation/Proclamatn
REL 340 Exploring Christian Ministry
REL 355 Spiritual Formation II
REL 360 Death, Dying, and Life after Death
REL 490 Religion Capstone
Get to Know Your Professors
Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors who focus on your spiritual strengths.
Joel Allen, Ph.D.
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What I Love Most About DWU:
Christian Leadership + Nonprofit Administration
These two majors make a natural fit.
Nonprofits make up one of the fastest growing and most available job markets.
Add value to your education with a double-major in Christian leadership
and nonprofit administration.
Earn an income and do something you are passionate about. This combination of majors is designed to be:
- Relevant, practical and contemporary: You’ll take theory classes along with classes that focus on practical management and administration skills.
- Innovative and engaging: Nearly half of your courses will have you apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations. You will have regular opportunities to conduct research and present at conferences.
- Related to the global environment: Whether you take world religions or take part in an immersion experience in Uganda, you will have plenty of opportunities to experience global perspectives.