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Theology Minor

Are you curious about how your faith relates to your world? Seeking to join others in making sense of difficult questions? Theology is an invitation to engage in a centuries-long conversation—one that involves critical thinking and active participation. The theology minor at Gordon will challenge you to think theologically about all of life—from careers to culture, relationships to reconciliation, the past to the present.

Why study theology at Gordon?

In our complex and ever-changing world, thoughtful faith is critical. But more than knowing what to believe, you must know why you believe and how those beliefs are lived. You will learn how Christians in the past have interacted with perennial questions and will wrestle with new tough questions. With faculty members from a range of denominations, you will encounter varying perspectives as you learn how different beliefs emerged and why Christians hold to them.

What careers can I pursue with a theology minor?

The theology minor is designed to complement any major at Gordon, equipping you with a thoughtful, faithful approach to your chosen career field. You may opt to further your theological studies through the biblical studies and Christian ministries programs, which prepare you for a range of careers in ministry, social service, and education.

  • Seminary studies
  • Pastor
  • Church leader
  • Teacher or professor
  • Missionary

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Go the extra mile!

Students in this minor tend to be drawn toward thought-provoking discussions, which is why the department hosts an informal weekly lunch—a chance to gather with peers and professors. You can also add a new dimension to your learning by participating in a mission trip, Young Life, or local outdoor, urban, or church ministry. Learn more ➔

Global Opportunities

Learn how to engage theological questions in varying contexts around the world.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Sharon Ketcham
Department Chair

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