Geneva College



Christian Ministries Major

  • Rev. Rutledge Etheridge

    Chaplain, presented “Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves: Engaging the Heart (and the Hearts) behind Contemporary Unbelief” at the 2014 ChristianGovernance “Talk Your Walk” biblical worldview conference.
  • Dr. Byron Curtis

    Professor of Biblical Studies, presented “Messiah and Messiahs in Zechariah 6: Crowns, Thrones, and the Zemah” as an invited guest lecturer at the Caspari Center for Biblical and Judaic Studies in Jerusalem.
  • Dr. Jonathan Watt

    Chair of the Department of Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy, presented “Idiolect, Candy Bars and ‘Artisan English’ Orthography” at the International Conference on Diversity in Organizations in Vienna, Austria.

Click here to visit the Geneva College Bible department Web page.Christian ministries majors can follow one of two tracks:


Jesus Christ gave us as Christians the Great Commission--to take the Gospel to all the nations. The Missions Track provides an initial equipping for students who sense a calling for cross-cultural missions.  The courses have a balanced mix of Biblical Studies, cross-cultural investigation and required experiences in a cross-cultural setting. Mission courses address the theology, history and strategy of cross-cultural outreach, using a combination of biblical study, anthropology and missiological considerations in order to help students focus their present and future calls to ministry.” 

Bible Day


The Pre-Seminary Track prepares students to pursue seminary training in preparation for professional ministry in a church vocation.  Students experience balanced preparation including courses in theology, philosophy, church history, and a practicum.

Why choose Christian ministries at Geneva College?

  • Well-rounded coursework in Bible, philosophy, theology and practical ministry
  • Double major in missions and aviation through an affiliate program with the Beaver County Airport
  • Solid foundation for seminary, graduate school and a variety of careers

Classes you might take

  • Ethics
  • Gospel Studies
  • Philosophies of World Religions
  • Evangelism

What can you do with a Christian ministries degree?

  • Mission work
  • Ministry
  • Higher education
  • Non-profit or para-church ministry


Point of Excellence

Geneva College is the only CCCU institution with a full-time program in Rome, Italy. In Rome, students spend a semester studying the humanities, traveling throughout Italy and Europe, and engaging in volunteer activities.

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Upcoming Events
February 3, 2014
Dr. Curtis translates three songs for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The PSO will perform the pieces during a free February 13 concert at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
November 4, 2013
Dr. Gabriel Barkay to speak about archaeology in Jerusalem
The celebrated archaeological excavator will be on campus November 11.
March 7, 2014
Dr. Meek publishes "A Little Manual for Knowing"
The book presents an eight-step approach to epistemology—the study of the nature of knowledge.
March 25, 2014
Dr. Merold Westphal to visit Geneva for annual Bitar Lecture Series
Westphal, a renowned philosopher and author, will speak on Apr. 8-9.
October 30, 2013
Explore Geneva’s liberal arts majors
November’s Open House includes unique opportunities for those interested in majoring in English, history, political science, sociology, communications, philosophy or music.