Career Options

Careers for Christian Ministries Majors

  • Pastor
  • Sociologist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Writer
  • Chaplain
  • Counselor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Church administrator
  • Director of a Christian nonprofit organization
The Many Things You Can Do With a Degree in Christian Ministries

Some people believe that a Christian ministries degree means limited opportunities, but there are many things you can do with a degree in Christian ministries.

Starting Salary1

A Christian ministry degree graduate's typical starting salary is $36,518. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $41,360.

Job Titles of People with Christian Ministries Degrees

  • Associate Dean of Students, Maranatha High School
  • Director, Church on the Street (homeless ministry in Atlanta)
  • Youth Pastor, Chinese Community Church of South Bay
  • Boys’ Camp Leader, New Hope Wilderness Camp
  • Founder, PlungeFaith Discipleship (creator of discipleship materials)
  • Chief Editor, Journal of Counseling and Discipleship
  • Program Director, HandyCamp (camp for developmentally disabled adults)
  • Dean, Academy of Biblical Storytelling

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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