Where in our cultural context is God calling us to serve?

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The mission of the church, around the world, is cross-cultural, making it all the more vital that those engaged in a missional calling have a deep understanding of the biblical and theological teaching of the gospel in its holistic sense, and a discerning grasp of our own cultural contexts. A minor in ministry provides both a biblical understanding of missions and a worldview perspective on culture and society to prepare you for vocations in mission and ministry.

Ministry is offered as a minor.

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Right from the start, Redeemer's intentional integration of faith, supported by interdisciplinary and cross-functional learning, prepares you for the pathways and career goals that are unique to each student.

The addition of a ministry minor to your degree means that the extra concentration of skills, experiences and foundational knowledge broadens the scope of what you're already learning as part of your major.



Beyond the Classroom

Participate in Redeemer's campus ministries such as chapel, Rooted Worship, men and womens' ministries, and prayer ministry. As well, have the opportunity to connect with guest lecturers from other parts of the country and around the globe invited to speak at Redeemer.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s ministry program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Religion and Theology
Find out where a degree in Ministry takes you!
Redeemer’s Ministry Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Activities coordinator
  • Clergy
  • Children’s director
  • Community development worker
  • Ministry coordinator
  • Missionary
  • Outreach worker
  • Relief worker
  • Student development staff
  • Urban ministry
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Archaeologist
  • Christian nonprofit director
  • Counsellor
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Lead pastor
  • Mediator
  • Police officer
  • Professor
  • Social worker
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Archivist
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Ecumenical relations officer
  • Editor
  • Historian
  • Humanitarian worker
  • Journalist
  • Politician
  • Writer
Technical skills:
  • Analyzing and applying biblical, theological and doctrinal principles
  • Analyzing complex spiritual issues
  • Applying spiritual truths to current life issues
  • Appreciating human, spiritual and social needs
  • Understanding the historical and cultural context of Biblical events
Transferable skills:
  • Anticipating and understanding the views and concerns of others
  • Articulating and listening objectively
  • Building and defending views on competing positions
  • Clearly expressing ideas
  • Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Curiosity about people and world cultures
  • Making critical observations, evaluations and appropriate decisions
  • Organizing, conducting and explaining research
  • Showing sensitivity to and compassion for others
  • Synthesizing perceptions
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Religion and Theology field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Canadian Council of Christian Charities
  • Canadian Council of Churches
  • Canadian Theological Society
  • Canadian-American Theology Association
  • Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Back to Program
Redeemer’s Ministry Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Chaplains
  • Campus outreach leaders
  • Missionaries
  • Camp directors
  • Teachers
  • Pastors
  • Drop-in centre directors
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • MA in Youth Ministry
  • MA in Christian Leadership
  • MA in Community Development
  • Christian Counselling Certificate
  • MDiv in Christian Education

Want to know more about Redeemer’s Ministry program?

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Ministry Stories


Pointing At-Risk Youth to the Living Rock

Jennifer deVries ’00 is rethinking outreach ministry during a pandemic in her role as executive director of Living Rock Ministries.

Placement with Purpose

For fourth-year urban and intercultural ministry student Mayita Caiza, faith and compassion go hand in hand and came to life throughout her co-op placement.

Encountering God in Guatemala City

In a Spring 2019 trip to Guatemala, Redeemer students learned to see the ways in which they might embody the gospel of the kingdom wherever God places them.

Difficult and Important Work

In the Winter 2019 semester, student Nick Linnen joined For Freedom International in its difficult but important work to combat exploitation.

Gospel, Church & Culture

Reflections on the Urban and Intercultural Ministry Program.

Making Theology Practical

Redeemer’s new Urban and Intercultural Ministry program will prepare students for ministry in tough places and for work overseas with NGOs.

Singing into Missions

Modern hymn composer and recording artist Keith Getty talks worship as a call to mission in Hamilton worship leaders workshop.

Blessings Upon Blessings

Blessings Christian Church, pastored by alumnus Bill Dejong ‘93, seeks to be missional in every aspect of its ministry in Hamilton, Ont.

Church in a Bike Shop

Alumnus Chandler Horne is in the business of bike and community restoration

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