Women in Ministry Leadership

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Preparing women to work in a variety of ministry contexts.

Study Women in Ministry Leadership at LBC

We are preparing women for ministry leadership. If you feel a call to ministry, leadership, and discipleship, this is one program you'll want to consider. Lancaster Bible College's women in Christian ministry leadership major places a strong emphasis on equipping women with the tools they need to be skilled leaders who disciple and teach effectively - wherever God calls them.

Today, graduates of this program work in a variety of contexts: in the Middle East among sex trafficking victims, admissions counselors at colleges and universities, as missionaries and ministry leaders in churches and parachurch ministries.

As a student, you'll be provided with multiple opportunities to discover your unique design by exploring personality, giftedness, passions and talents. Leadership styles will be discussed that will prepare you to serve with men and women in meaningful and effective workplace partnerships. 

Why Study Women in Ministry Leadership at LBC?

  • Practical ministry internship within a local Lancaster-area church.
  • Learn from women with years of experience in ministry.
  • Earn you degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.

…but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Prov 31:30

A Closer Look: Women in Ministry Leadership

Carl Edwards LBC

Carl Edwards ('10): 2016 Distinguished Alumni Service Award Recipient

Carl Edwards is a proud graduate of LBC's Church & Ministry Leadership department and currently serves the director of Cross Connection Youth Center in New Holland, Pennsylvania. "Handling the word is very important. I want to do justice to the text," said Edwards of his ministry and education at LBC. "That was one of the biggest things to me - learning how to read the word, learning how to study it, looking it as literal text and applying it. Next is the relational side of ministry - that's where disciples are made. LBC modeled that for me by having people who poured themselves into me." 

Meet The Faculty

Mrs. Esther Zimmerman

Program Director Children & Family Ministry and Women in Christian Ministry

"My heart is that there would be many more leaders who share God's heart for children and are equipped to reach and disciple them wherever they are found." — Mrs. Zimmerman

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Dr. Richard Rhoads

Chair of the Church & Ministry Leadership Department

"Who we are and how we live together is what we teach." — Richard Rhoads

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Careers and Jobs in Women in Ministry Leadership

  • Women's Ministry Director
  • Director of Pregnancy Center
  • Women's Health Counseling
  • Student Services Staff
  • Campus Ministry
  • Cross-Cultural Discipleship

Sample Course Outline

CML 102 - Foundations of Ministry & Discipleship

This course will serve as an introduction to the ministry of the local church. Emphasis will be placed on the holistic integration of discipleship and spiritual formation principles. Students will evaluate models of ministry and develop a comprehensive discipleship plan.

CML 201 - Teaching Skills

This course has been divided into two major sections. The first half will present the theory of effective teaching through an interactive seminar equipping venue, and will be facilitated by online elements, classroom lectures, student interaction, and readings. The second half of the course will focus on the practical application of the theory in actual student teaching both on and off campus, along with peer evaluations.

CM103 Survey of Radio and Television

LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture

CM 200 Introduction to Mass Communication

LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture

An integrated examination of the history, theory, structure, process, and effects of each of the mass media.

Offered every year. 3 credits.

CM101 Library Skil ls for Research

The course covers the basics of library research: search strategies and how to use both print and automated research tools.

Offered every 3 years. 1 credit.

CM103 Survey of Radio and Television

LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture

CM 300 Introduction to Mass Communication

LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture

An integrated examination of the history, theory, structure, process, and effects of each of the mass media.

Offered every year. 3 credits.

CM101 Library Skil ls for Research

The course covers the basics of library research: search strategies and how to use both print and automated research tools.

Offered every 3 years. 1 credit.

CM103 Survey of Radio and Television

LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture

CM 400 Introduction to Mass Communication

LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture

An integrated examination of the history, theory, structure, process, and effects of each of the mass media.

Offered every year. 3 credits.

CM101 Library Skill ls for Research

The course covers the basics of library research: search strategies and how to use both print and automated research tools.

Offered every 3 years. 1 credit.

CM103 Survey of Radio and Television

LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture

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