Christian Studies

The great thing about HLGU is because of the community here, you get plugged in with people who know other people and a lot of times that opens up the door to do ministry in a lot of other different areas.

Josh Rosentreter '13 Bible

The HLGU Christian Studies Division provides a world-class education in the areas of Bible, Biblical languages, Christian education, Christian ministries, intercultural missions, and theology. Courses taught by the outstanding faculty in the Christian studies division provide students with access to a broad array of subject areas related to the Christian faith and prepare them for Christian service in local churches and mission fields throughout the world.

Students can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Studies or Worship Arts. Christian Studies majors choose a concentration in either Bible or Christian ministry. Worship Arts majors choose a concentration in either Music Leadership or Sound, Stage and Media Production.

We Stand Out

Theologically conservative

Aligned with the great traditions of Christianity

Warm Hearted

At many schools, students don't get the opportunity to know many of their professors. HLG's Christian Studies faculty prides themselves on breaking that stereotype.


Professors not only teach but serve as mentors.


The kind of education students can expect is not indoctrination, but a well-balanced, fair evaluation of all sides of theological issues.

Training and experience

We’re academically rigorous, but also focused on developing students spiritually. We’re trying to strengthen their devotion and their doctrine at the same time. This is not just training, but an experience in spiritual growth.

Plentiful Opportunities

We offer students many opportunities to put what they learn into practice through missions projects, local church involvement and ministry guidance programs.

Experience ministry in local churches

Many churches in the area give HLGU students leadership and ministry experience through preaching, pastoring, serving on staff, youth ministry, music ministry, youth revivals, children's events and more.

Be part of the local body

The Hannibal area has many excellent churches that welcome students to join.

Receive Ministry Guidance

Learning isn't just in the classroom. We seek to provide the tools, experience and opportunities for being actively involved in ministry during your time at HLG.

Go on Mission

We facilitate mission opportunities for students, starting in our local community and going to the ends of the earth.



Faculty Profile

Eric Turner, PhD

"Choosing a university is important because of the reality of the changes you will experience in life as a result of it. For this reason, the importance of Christian education cannot be overstated. This key element is what you will find at HLGU, a quality Christian education that has the potential, no matter what your field, to significantly impact the nations for the sake of the gospel."

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