Whether you've been called to full-time ministry, or to just about anywhere else, you are an essential part of God's church. Calvin's CMS program will show you how to maximize your impact as an agent of renewal, no matter where you end up.
The congregational and ministry studies department aims to critically examine how every other major and program in the college contributes to the life of the church and its ministries. Through classroom learning, research opportunities and apprenticeships, you can discover your role in God's church.
The academic study of lay ministry is grounded in the Reformed tradition’s emphasis on the role of all people in ministry. Not only can anyone contribute to ministry, but academic preparation is crucial for us to make knowledgeable contributions to the church.
Opportunities at Calvin
Calvin’s pre-ministry advising program is intended to help you plan for a future in Christian ministry.
This intensive, year-long program program accepts 12 juniors each year.
Grow your worship leadership skills, while serving the Calvin community!
Creating an award-winning prison reform conference from behind bars
Calvin Prison Initiative student creates prison reform conference that attracts 300 attendees and garners national recognition.
News & Stories, August 22, 2017
Walking Boldly: Simon Boenaidi
Now working with a church planting network in Oregon, Simon Boenaidi ’17 says Calvin shaped his understanding of his own faith, the place of God in the world and his role in God’s redemptive plan.
News & Stories, June 15, 2017
Eastern Europe: Following the childhood dream
Kelly Organ '12 is a program coordinator for New Horizons Foundation in Lupeni, Romania.
News & Stories, July 25, 2016
High expectations for Handlon
The recently accredited Calvin Prison Initiative offers a bachelor of arts degree in ministry leadership to 20 inmates each year.
News & Stories, February 17, 2016