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Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries

Become the Christian leader you’re called to be

"Preparing the people of God for the work of God." —A. J. Gordon.

Join a close-knit community where you’ll prepare to engage our cultural contexts with a vibrant and effective understanding of Scripture, construct a coherent biblical worldview, grapple with questions that address faith and life, and serve as a responsible citizen of the body of Christ.

12 areas of study to support your distinct ministry interests

Christian ministries major with minors or concentrations in:

Biblical studies major with minors or concentrations in:

Theology minor ➔
Juvenile Justice Ministries Certificate ➔

several curricular and co-curricular opportunities can shape your experience 

2 degrees 6 years

2 degrees, 5 years (B.A and M.Div. or M.A.), up to $90,000 savings and an amazing ministry cohort experience. Gordon has partnered with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary to offer this program called the Dokes Ministry Scholars. Learn more here.

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The Israel Seminar is your chance to see the Holy Land with several of your Gordon classmates and study its history, geography and archaeology.


The Bible Translation Program is an interdisciplinary initiative to train students in areas of Bible translation, linguistics, teaching, marketing, technology or project management toward the goal of completing Bible translation in every language.

Actively lead ministries throughout your time at Gordon

400-hour practicum

The 400-hour Christian ministries practicum provides hands-on experience tailored to your specific ministry interests.


90% of Gordon students are involved in on- and off-campus ministries beyond the formal Christian ministries practicum experience.

  • Bring food and conversation to people experiencing homelessness in Boston
  • Volunteer with local AWANA groups
  • Visit individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Provide transportation support and friendship to survivors of sex trafficking 
  • Build homes for families in need in the U.S. and overseas
  • Learn about peace and conflict in areas impacted by civil war
  • Practice sustainable farming

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Our location near Boston provides a wealth of diverse ministry opportunities and we’ll connect you to opportunities around the globe—at places like the Emmanuel Gospel Center in Boston, Antioch Ministries International in Germany, Intervarsity, the Salvation Army and Urban Promise.  

Big questions, supportive community

At Gordon, we encourage you to ask hard questions and press your thinking. By stepping outside of what you know, you’ll learn from the experiences of others and prepare to adapt to many ministry settings.

2 degrees 6 years

40+ denominations represented by the student body.

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19 books published by faculty, who double as mentors and scholars. You’ll use some of their books in your classes and help them with their research projects.


Our faculty come from around the world, including places like Ghana and South Korea, bringing with them 210+ years of diverse church and ministry experience.

Gordon faculty have:

  • Trained missionaries and taught theology in more than six countries from East Asia to North Africa. 
  • Co-translated Proverbs from Hebrew to English for the New Living Translation. 
  • Earned a spot on Christianity Today’s “10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing.” 

The Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries Department fosters a community where students and professors prepare to engage our cultural contexts with a vibrant and effective understanding of the scriptures, construct a coherent biblical worldview, grapple with questions that address faith and life, and serve as responsible citizens of the body of Christ. Learn more about our objectives ➔


Faculty Spotlight

Amy Hughes

Amy Brown Hughes

Assistant Professor of Theology

"Amy Brown Hughes received her Ph.D. in historical theology with an emphasis in early Christianity and is the co-author of Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries. Dr. Hughes previously worked with Wheaton College’s Center for Early Christian Studies, which encourages dialogue about the interplay between our modern world and early Christian texts. A similar theme—how early Christian writers remain integral voices in today’s conversations—runs through her research. In considering how theology can be relevant to modern culture, Hughes notes that her students are hungry for an understanding of theology that informs life outside of the classroom. Her classes frequently engage theological principles in world issues, such as immigration, race and gender."


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An Affordable Investment

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You don't need to pay top-dollar for a top-flight education.
We're committed to making our first-rate Christian liberal arts education an affordable investment for your family.
Learn more ➔


For more information, contact:
Dr. Sharon Ketcham, Department Chair
E: [email protected] I P: 978 867 4778

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