The Church Education Minor assists individuals in formulating a biblical philosophy of both individual and corporate discipleship. This minor also prepares participants for various ministries in church related education through a variety of learning opportunities. This minor emphasizes the history of Christian education and its philosophical and practical development. Emphasis is also given to various program-based solutions to traditional and contemporary age-based needs of biblical discipleship. Students learn how to incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and technology-based resources into the learning environment.



Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company




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

  • Articulate a biblical philosophy, including basic objectives of discipleship.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the people and philosophies that have influenced Christian education.
  • Identify and evaluate the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of various traditional and contemporary models of church education.
  • Develop, implement, and assess an appropriate educational ministry for a local church setting.



Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours   18


Minor Completion Plan

CE201   Philosophy of Christian Education      3 hours
CE303   Christian Education of Children      3 hours
CE409   Methods & Techniques of Teaching     3 hours
CE410   The Christian Home     3 hours
CO301   Counseling I     3 hours 

             Ministry Elective    3 hours

Total  hours     18