Gordon has a legacy of preparing the people of God for the work of God worldwide. Through the global Christianity program, you will examine the biblical foundations of Christian missions, the greatest issues facing the global church, and movements and people that have accelerated—and hampered—the spread of the gospel. You will deepen your understanding of non-Western cultures and diverse worldviews through encountering other world religions, and through field experience in cross-cultural ministry contexts.
Pursue global Christianity as a concentration in the Christian ministries major, or as a minor alongside a different major.
Gordon’s Christian ministries faculty are committed to ensuring that you not only study about ministry during your time at Gordon, but that you engage in ministry throughout your college career in preparation for lifelong Christian service. For that reason, all Christian ministries majors complete a 400-hour practicum. And our location in historic Greater Boston opens doors for hands-on experience in unique church and para-church contexts.
The global Christianity program will prepare you for a wide range of vocations, including:
HEAR FROM A GRAD
Associate City Director, Center for Student Missions Boston
"The faculty and staff of Gordon taught me to think critically, to live responsibly the call to restore creation in every aspect, and to invite others to do the same. They pushed me to understand the scope of the harvest and the scope of the work that God calls us to do, paired with a humility in realizing how much we do need others to do this work." Hear from others ➔
GO THE EXTRA MILE
Don’t wait until your practicum to begin serving in a local ministry—your classes and assignments will become more relevant and meaningful if you are involved in ministry while learning about its theoretical, philosophical, biblical and theological foundations. Nearly every Christian ministries student is involved in ministry from the time they arrive at Gordon. Join one of Gordon’s many community outreach teams, which include the Kids Club (an after-school tutoring program in downtown Lynn) and the Homeless Ministry (a group that serves the homeless community in nearby Revere every Saturday).
Enlarge your vision of the world that you are preparing to serve, and deepen your understanding of the global church, by studying abroad or participating in a mission trip or international internship:
As a Christian ministries major, you’ll automatically receive a biblical studies minor. You are encouraged to expand your knowledge of Scripture by adding a theology minor, or a double major in biblical studies or any other major that draws your curiosity.