Thrive in Your Ministry

A biblical education that is affordable and effective.


Most ministry graduates are burdened with thousands in debt. We offer affordable and effective degrees in biblical studies so our graduates can thrive in their ministries.

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Graduate with little to no debt. HCU offers a variety of scholarships that may help you graduate with less debt. Click below to find out more.


Smaller Classes

With a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, faculty members serve as both teachers and mentors' in students' ministries. Distance learning students make up 80% of the student population and are located in 20 states and 5 countries.

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Abundant Opportunities

Located in Florence, Alabama, HCU is surrounded by more than 105 congregations within a 75-mile radius.

Job Openings

Use your Bible degree beyond the pulpit. At HCU, many of our students and alumni serve as chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces, work as directors of children’s homes, produce ministry-focused media, write Bible class curricula, and help communities with disaster relief. Other individuals pursue degrees from HCU to increase their Bible knowledge and improve their communication skills to be better prepared to share the Word of God.

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Lori BoydMaster of Arts Distance Learning Student

After writing girls’ Bible class curriculum, publishing my own book, and speaking at ladies’ events, I realized that I was very passionate about women’s ministry. I decided to pursue my Master's degree so that I can be a better-equipped teacher to women and within women’s ministry.

Sydnee StricklinDual Enrollment Distance Learning Student

I’m very blessed to be a part of the DL program, as it has allowed me to make lasting friendships with other Christians across the country while also fulfilling my high school credits and some college credits. With a busy schedule, the asynchronous courses allow me to fulfill my academic career from 494 miles away, and I can stay home to achieve my other goals. Anyone thinking about taking dual credit classes or being a part of the DL program as a student, I highly recommend it. It has been nothing but a blessing in my life as I’ve grown stronger in my academics and in my relationship with God. My desire to serve others for the Lord has only become stronger.

Rohann MaraisBachelor of Arts Student

My family and I moved from South Africa to the U.S. so I could attend HCU. HCU, as comparatively small as it is, has some of the most knowledgeable lecturers I have ever had the privilege of listening to. These are people with an infectious love for God, people that think on a different level and encourage students to do the same. I enjoy being challenged to find answers for myself and to delve into the Word of God. I enjoy the freedom to be wrong without judgment. The lecturers aren’t trying their utmost to make you fail; they are here to help you build a Godly foundation from which to succeed.

Nahum St. HilaireBachelor of Arts Alumnus & Master of Ministry Student

HCU is about more than an education. This university gives us the knowledge, skills, confidence, and experience to make us better ministers. I chose this university because I wanted a smaller class size, and it gives the student a better chance of connecting with their professors. HCU provides flexible learning options for students of all ages. This university has allowed me to meet new people and make new friends. I appreciate how the students here seem genuinely eager to help each other out. Throughout my years at HCU, I connected with people from different ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Everyone on this campus genuinely cares about each other, which has helped students make this place their home. I love this university because of the passion they have for ministry. HCU has changed my life, and I’m thankful to be part of this family.

Anthony OdomMaster of Divinity & Master of Ministry Alumnus

Heritage Christian University and the expertise of the teachers have equipped me with the knowledge and foundational instruction in research to search the scripture, look past the character flaws of people, to look inward for strength, and look towards the goal of salvation for anyone that welcomes the son of God whose only salvation for man was the death, burial, and resurrection.

Will BrownMaster of Ministry Alumnus

The DL program at HCU encouraged my family and me. Even though I’ve only been on campus a few times, I felt that I was truly part of the student body. I loved interacting with the professors; they care about their students beyond the classroom and want to help you directly in your ministry. They’re eager to mentor and support you in all aspects of your life. Engaging with other students also helped me grow in and sharpen my ministry skills. Not only am I getting a quality education, but it’s affordable.

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