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Theology and Ministry

Program Overview

Program Overview

You're passionate about ministry, so learn from devoted theologians who will train you to step into Kingdom service, wherever God calls you. Study in Nashville, a city filled with ministry opportunities. You’ll have an array of vocational options: foreign missions, urban ministry, campus ministry, domestic church planting, living in intentional community, in addition to youth ministry, graduate school and preaching.

We'll provide the foundation of knowledge, tools and skills you need. We will challenge, mentor, connect and exhort you. And we will invest in your lives by being available and intentional. Through deep formation in the Christian faith, you will be prepared to equip others to be faithful participants in God's mission. Our graduates are serving in traditional and nontraditional ministry settings today. They've found that the rigorous training they received here is relevant to Kingdom living today, and so will you.



Service learning

We provide you the opportunity to enhance your academic understanding by applying what you’ve learned in class to service projects that benefit our community. Before graduation, you’ll participate in at least two SALT (Serving and Learning Together) projects.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Our Faculty

  • Josh Strahan headshot

    Josh Strahan


    Josh teaches courses in Biblical Interpretation and the New Testament. He received his bachelor's degree in Bible from Lipscomb University in 2004, his Master of Divinity degree from Abilene Christian...

    Meet Josh Strahan
  • Lauren White headshot

    Lauren White

    Assistant Professor

    Lauren Smelser White has served as Assistant Professor of Theology at Lipscomb since 2018 and teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in Bible and systematic, historical, and contextual theology. She...

    Meet Lauren White
  • George Goldman headshot

    George Goldman


    George teaches courses in New Testament, Greek, and Faith & Culture. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Lipscomb University (1988, 1991), his M.Div. from Harding University Graduate School of...

    Meet George Goldman

Career Paths

Directors, religious activities and education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system.


Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.