Churches and para-church ministries around the world need solid financial management, proper legal compliance, and efficient staffing. This minor is designed to train individuals to help meet these needs. Many ideas can be gleaned from the business world, but biblical discernment is necessary to determine which concepts should be incorporated within a particular ministry. Additionally, rules and regulations for nonprofit organizations differ greatly from those of the for-profit sector.



The modern criminal justice professional cannot just rely on textbook learning. He or she has to leverage the latest technological tools along with intercultural communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership skills. In addition, he or she has to develop empathy, compassion, and humanistic capabilities. Piedmont's new criminal justice degree is unique in developing these capabilities and preparing the 21st-century criminal justice leader.

Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Forsyth County Sheriffs Department



Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Develop a biblically-based form of management that balances fiduciary responsibilities with ministry purposes and objectives
  • Employ major financial concepts, principles, and strategies in a variety of nonprofit applications
  • Prepare, understand, and explain basic financial statements
  • Utilize the latest technologies for information gathering, analysis, and reporting
  • Identify and apply pertinent regulatory and legal requirements for nonprofits, churches, etc.


Summary of Required Hours

Total hours 18