Prepare to serve others, lead missions teams and advance the kingdom of God worldwide with our accredited online bachelor’s in leadership and missions.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 120
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: SACSCOC

B.S. in Leadership and Missions Overview

Campbellsville University’s online bachelor’s degree in leadership and missions provides a strong emphasis on mission work and gives designated attention to cross-cultural engagement. The degree combines courses from Campbellsville’s pastoral ministries, educational ministries and Christian missions programs to equip you with the ability to serve Christ, the church and the world within a variety of environments. Graduates are able to pursue a leadership position with social or urban ministries, missions organizations or churches.

The Christian leadership degree combines theological discussion with the practical application of theology leadership skills that can be used in numerous leadership positions. While the program is not specific to local church ministries, it provides a general approach for theological education. Students will study courses including pastoral ministries, the history of Christian missions, the art of reading the Bible and philosophy.

Students will be trained in the Bible, mission and ministry work. Students will also complete a Christian studies internship in which they can gain real-world leadership and mission experience while working with a mission trip or a local church under the supervision of a professional minister. In addition, the missions mobilization and preparation course gives students the chance to prepare a mission team, leading and training members, attend a mission trip and report back and reflect on the opportunity.

The degree’s faculty members have real-world Christian ministry experience. Additionally, the online program is offered in a convenient and flexible format, allowing you to complete your coursework whenever and wherever they wish.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Course Map

The program is a hybrid program that takes core courses out of pastoral ministries, educational ministries, and Christian Missions for students who desires an online program of study that equips them for leadership in the local church and to cultivate knowledge of and praxis in Christian missions. Graduates of this program will be equipped to serve Christ, the church, and the world within a variety of settings—both nationally and internationally—through missions, relief, and/or development work.

Comprised of 120 credit hours, the online bachelor’s in leadership and missions explores three fundamental areas—leadership, missions, biblical studies and theology. The core coursework accounts for 54 credit hours with the remaining coming from General Education courses and free electives. Depending on the amount of credits transferred, you can complete the degree in as little as two years.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to Campbellsville’s bachelor’s in leadership and missions program, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Online application.
  2. Submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended, along with a complete record of all courses attempted, to the Office of Admissions.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official high school transcript.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online bachelor’s in leadership and missions costs $424 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Leadership and Missions

Those who graduate from Campbellsville University’s online bachelor’s in leadership and missions can advance their career. Potential career outcomes include:

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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