A program that prepares non-ordained individuals to serve as lay pastors, religious educators, youth leaders, and other professional positions open to the laity in local churches and other settings. Includes instruction in bible studies, theology, spirituality, pastoral counseling, foundations of ministry, effective communication, and church leadership.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|2||Westminster Theological Seminary||27||29%||N/A|
|3||Grace Bible College||26||41%||$21,949|
|5||Arizona Christian University||21||25%||$35,382|
|6||Southeastern Bible College||11||46%||$19,585|
|7||Saint John's Seminary||10||33%||$28,700|
|8||University of St Thomas||9||0%||$48,400|
|11||Christ the King Seminary||5||83%||N/A|
|12||Cardinal Stritch University||3||0%||$39,369|
|13||Howard Payne University||2||1%||$33,853|
|14||Saint Mary's University of Minnesota||2||0%||$39,750|
|15||Trevecca Nazarene University||2||0%||$33,322|
|16||Urshan Graduate School of Theology||2||20%||N/A|
|17||University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne||1||0%||$36,492|
|18||Trinity Lutheran Seminary||1||4%||N/A|
|20||Boise Bible College||1||2%||$23,610|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Lay Ministry program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.