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Religion and Christian Ministries

Dr. Stephen Sours

Dr. Stephen Sours

Majors:

  • Christian Ministries
  • Religion

Minors:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Ministries
  • Religion

Note:  A Worship Leadership concentration is available within the Music major.

Pre-Professional: Preparing students for seminaries, for graduate or professional studies, and for church vocations.

Students may earn a Certificate in Youth Ministry or a Certificate in Christian Education through the United Methodist Church by completing the major requirements plus a course in church history. See the department chair for details.

Why Huntingdon?

Honors program classHuntingdon College’s programs in religion include majors and minors in Christian Ministries and Religion and a minor in Biblical Studies. Huntingdon, a college of the United Methodist Church, supports and follows the hallmarks of faith, wisdom, and service in academics and in student life programs. From the broad and diverse liberal arts core curriculum to studies in your major, you will find a faculty that is experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to your success. The resources of the United Methodist Church support both your Huntingdon experience and Huntingdon’s strong community of faith. At Huntingdon, you will find:

  • A college of the United Methodist Church
  • Abundant internships and career placement opportunities
  • A liberal arts core curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills
  • The opportunity to deepen your studies through participation in the Hobbs Honors Program
  • Graduates prepared for local church ministry upon graduation
  • Students/graduates sought by churches, graduate schools, and seminaries—nearly 100% placement rates

Learn by Experience

Chapel Praise Band

Chapel Praise Band

Huntingdon College’s programs of study in Religion and Christian Ministries are supported by a Campus Ministries program rich with opportunities for students to serve and lead at every level. In addition, most students are involved as youth leaders, worship leaders, church music leaders, Young Life and Wyldlife leaders, and in myriad positions in church administration and mission service through local churches. Huntingdon is a member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Earn experience that enhances your resume and prepares you for your career and for further study through participation in:

  • Worship Team
  • Campus Ministries
  • EMERGE Team
  • Chapel Praise Band
  • Internships in local/regional churches and worship settings
  • Mission Service
  • Community Service
  • Worship Leadership
  • Travel/study during your junior or senior year
  • Theta Alpha Kappa honor society

Facilities

Miriam Jackson Home houses the offices for most Religion program faculty, as well as the Phyllis Gunter Snyder Center for Campus Ministries. The College’s Ligon Chapel, inside Flowers Hall, is the site of Chapel services, lectures, and many of the College’s traditions and celebrations. Jean Rodgers Chapel, on the second floor of Flowers Hall, is a more intimate setting for small services, worship, and prayer.

Religion class on the Green

Class on The Green

Faculty

Alumni

Woods Lisenby '11

Woods Lisenby ’11, foreground, returned to Huntingdon as Chaplain of the College after completing seminary at Emory University in 2014

As you plan for your future, your faculty adviser will offer guidance and help you hone your career path, and, if seminary is your plan, you will be invited to interview with visiting seminary representatives.  Huntingdon religion alumni have entered a number of seminaries, including Duke, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Candler, New Orleans Baptist, Union Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt, and Asbury. Graduates have also entered master’s and Ph.D. programs in areas such as business, law, theater, English, religious studies, and theology.