Be part of a new generation of leaders prepared to serve the church. Get the best in academic and theological training, combined with practical ministry experience and one-on-one mentoring from ministry leaders. Milligan’s new Ministry Leadership Program offers a comprehensive ministerial formation unlike any other.
FOCUSED MINISTERIAL PREPARATION
Each major provides ministry preparation built on a foundation of knowledge of the Scriptures — knowing the Bible, understanding its theological and cultural background, and how to apply it to modern life and culture.
PRACTICAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Spend an entire semester in an immersive full-time mentored ministry field experience. This is more than a regular internship. You’ll gain hands-on experience in supervised ministry and spiritual formation. Every internship is individually tailored to provide opportunities to observe, assist, and lead in ways that are related to your unique interests. Leaders learn by doing. It’s important that church leaders not only have an understanding of, but a passion for, the nature and purpose of the church and its primary functions of worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship.
Get on-going personal mentoring from an innovative ministry practitioner from one of our cohort of nationally-recognized ministry leaders who offer invaluable mentoring and ministerial formation. They offer our students hard-won insight into current challenges facing the church as well as much-needed practical wisdom about how churches are meeting those challenges with passion and integrity.
DEEP EXPLORATION & DISCIPLESHIP
Delve into deeper topics, experience innovative ministries, interact and be mentored by church leaders, and have your passions for ministry further ignited through the Ministry Leadership Retreats held every semester.
Be immersed in a community of friends, classmates, and mentors who care passionately about serving and about each other. You’ll build camaraderie and grow together through your studies, retreats, internship experience, and many co-curricular opportunities. Students often meet on their own for weekly studies, prayer, and discipleship groups. This forms a close-knit group of trusted friends and colleagues for a lifetime of ministerial support.
LIBERAL ARTS FOUNDATION
Your entire Milligan experience is grounded in a unique liberal arts approach, where you learn to better understand the world and the people to whom you will lead and serve. We believe a liberal arts education provides the best ministerial preparation. Ministers must know the scriptures and how to interpret them, but they also must understand the world in which they are called to minister.