Christian Studies & Philosophy Department – Asbury University
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Christian Studies & Philosophy Department

Explore the foundations of the Christian faith. Probe the contributions of competing value systems. Learn to lead and prepare to serve in a vibrant community of Christian scholars.


Festival of Preaching: Light in the Darkness

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26-27, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Festival of Preaching gives students the opportunity to hone their preaching skills by presenting sermons and receiving encouraging feedback from a panel of preaching experts. Any student is welcome to participate, regardless of experience. Sermons should be 7-10 minutes in length. Each evening will start with a 30-minute workshop on preaching.

If you would like to preach at this event, register by sending an email expressing your interest to

Our Mission

Fulfilling the Great Commission requires active intellectual life, strong leadership, and the ability to engage the world’s cultures in a time of ever-increasing diversity and change. With this calling in mind, our Department seeks to deepen students’ understanding of the Christian faith and shape their worldview in ways that are rooted in Scripture, theology, and philosophy. Recognizing the deep connection between faith and practice, faculty use classroom and experiential learning contexts to prepare students for effective ministry in a wide range of callings. As part of a full-orbed liberal arts education, the majors supported by the Department are thus designed to prepare students for service in the church, the academy, society, and throughout the world.

Our Programs

We offer programs in the following areas of study:

Asbury University is part of the Youth Specialties Academic Support Network. This generous program on the part of Youth Specialties benefits our students in numerous ways, including reduced registration fees at national and regional youth ministry conferences.

Our Students

Students in our programs are often involved in a variety of leadership positions on campus, and in ministry positions in local churches during the school year or in distant localities during summer breaks. Graduates serve as Pastors, Youth Ministers, Directors of Christian Education, Missionaries, Staff with parachurch agencies, Children’s Ministers, and assorted other types of ministry.