Religion and Practical Theology
Pfeiffer University offers a proud tradition of excellence in preparing students for a life of servant leadership in a variety of Christian vocations. Students interested in church work, missions, seminary, or graduate study in Religion find that Pfeiffer is a great place to start their journey. After completing our program, graduates serve as youth ministers, Christian educators, missionaries, music ministers, camp leaders and conference workers. Others study at some of the nation's premier seminaries and graduate programs, including Yale, Duke and Emory.
Comprehensive Learning and Experiences
The School of Religion’s program is structured for students to build a foundation needed for pursuing the Bible, theology, history and cultural studies. Students interested in Christian education and/or youth ministry specialize in advanced courses related to age-related ministries; those preferring missions and/or graduate/seminary studies specialize in advanced courses related to intercultural studies, Bible, and religion.
All students in the School of Religion complete a semester-long internship as part of their degree requirements. Many students work in churches throughout their undergraduate career. Pfeiffer has connections to a number of churches seeking youth ministers and Christian educators.
An Active Faith Community
As a model church-related University, Pfeiffer offers a way for students to be the church. The Village Church at Pfeiffer is a congregation operated entirely by students on campus. At Pfeiffer, you are surrounded by a worshipping community of friends who are involved in community service, travel regularly for domestic and international missions, and work in agencies in the community.