Christian Education

Wayland Baptist University offers students an opportunity to gain a Christian Education in both face to face classes and through our online courses. WBU has an outstanding online Christian education program that allows students to fit the necessary coursework into busy and challenging schedules.

Degrees in Christian Education can be gained on both the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. The Bachelor of Christian Ministry Degree (B.C.M.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree designed to afford both academic and professional depth for individuals who possess recognized competence in a ministry . The degree integrates university degree requirements with appropriate experience. This degree is designed for those who come into the degree with experience in the churches or other related ministry.

The Master of Christian Ministry helps prepare students for ministry in the churches or church-related fields of ministry. This degree permits students to focus on the practical courses in the graduate curriculum of the School of Religion and Philosophy. The Master of Christian Ministry is offered to assist students in gaining additional theological training while they are serving in congregations in areas near a Wayland campus or other places in the United States. The Master of Christian Ministry courses at Wayland are accepted into the Master of Divinity Degree at selected seminaries.

Our programs are designed for students looking to further their Adult Christian education and help realize the mission of Wayland Baptist University, which is to educate students in an academically challenging and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning and service to God and humankind. This mission is the core of the Christian education program.

If you would like to learn more about our online programs, including a Christian education degree, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-588-1928 or send an email to