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. Both degrees allow students to choose a concentration in either Bible or Christian ministry.
We Stand Out
Aligned with the great traditions of Christianity
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.
"We aren't just professors. We are mentors." - Dr. Brown, Professor
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.
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.
Christian Studies - Bible concentration (Bachelor of Arts or Science)
Christian Studies -Christian Ministry concentration (Bachelor of Arts or Science)
Jeffrey Brown, PhD
Dr. Jeffery Brown's favorite part of teaching is "seeing the light come on" in his students. "It's neat to hear people start to put their life in perspective and think about it and really start to prioritize," said Brown.View All Christian Studies Department Faculty