Arizona Christian University

Christian Ministries

Permanent, lasting, positive change begins with a vision to change the world by impacting the lives of others. The Christian Ministries Department at Arizona Christian University is not only about learning facts and figures, but it is also about building Christian character, a Biblical philosophy of ministry, and a mentored internship for each student.

Christian Ministries Program Objectives:

The student who completes this degree will be able to:

  • Understand, interpret, apply, and communicate the Bible, God’s inerrant truth.
  • Develop a written philosophy of ministry with a Great Commission mindset. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and proficiency in a professional ministry.

What can I do with a degree in Christian Ministries?

As a Christian Ministries major, you are trained in every dimension of life—academically, socially, and doctrinally. But the overriding influence of a Arizona Christian University education is the person of Christ and your service to Him. Our Christian Ministries graduates currently serve in virtually every facet of ministry as youth pastors, associate pastors, musicians, and missionaries. Others serve in the secular world as business professionals, counselors, and music/worship leaders.

In addition to the core courses, students in the Christian Ministries major may choose an eighteen to twenty-one credit hour minor in business, counseling, youth ministry, or music. A Christian Ministries major without a minor may take a variety of professional courses to fulfill their required program of study.

Department Chair

Meet Mr. Tim Reed

Tim Reed grew up in the Midwest and completed his undergraduate work with a BA from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, then later received his MA in Church Ministries. Tim has been in ministry for over 31 years.

Tim has a real heart for mentoring the young and helping the hurting. He is a popular youth speaker, ministering to hundreds each year. Tim's dynamic style of communicating the Word, mixed with humor and unique visuals, will educate and motivate those who hear him.

Tim has had the opportunity to travel and minister in 15 different countries also taking many groups of young people on service projects. He has shared the message of hope in almost every state in America.

Tim has written many articles on youth ministry and leadership training and has been involved in equipping hundreds of youth workers nationally.

Along with writing, teaching, and consulting, Tim continues to be actively involved in local church ministry. Tim and his wife, Dixie, have two children, Tara Miller and Timothy Justin. They reside in Phoenix, Arizona.

Contact Mr. Reed at or 602-386-4123.