Bachelor of Science in Christian Service and Formation

Are you interested in understanding how your surroundings shape your worldview and how you can use that lens to engage the world in meaningful ways for Christ?

Are you interested in understanding how your surroundings shape your worldview and how you can use that lens to engage the world in meaningful ways for Christ?

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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Locked-In Tuition.

Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.

About the Program

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In the Bachelor of Science in Christian Service and Formation program, you will have an opportunity to develop pastoral skills and broaden your cultural awareness while nurturing your identity in Christ. At ACU, we believe the best kind of spiritual formation comes from those who are tending to their own spiritual life.

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You’ll focus on three key pillars — reading scripture, understanding your own cultural competency around scripture, and cultivating your own spiritual formation.

Required Hours

Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 26 hours in electives)

Example Coursework

Living the Mission
Christianity in Culture
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Mission as Spiritual Formation

Upcoming Start Dates

May 4, 2021
June 29, 2021

Common Job Titles

Discipleship Minister
Family Minister
Youth Minister
Small-Group Minister
Campus Minister

Meet the Program Director

Tiffany Dahlman, Bachelor of Science in Christian Service and Formation

Tiffany Dahlman is an adjunct instructor and the program director for the Bachelor of Science in Christian Service and Formation. She received her bachelor’s degrees in English and Religious Studies from York College and earned a Master of Divinity with specializations in Old Testament and Spiritual Formation from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry in the Preaching for Community Transformation track from ACU. Tiffany has experience in foreign missions and has served as a congregational minister since 2015. She believes in loving God with the mind, heart, soul, and body, and as program director, she seeks to help students prepare for the spiritual vocation into which they are called.

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ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality.
To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Be out of high school for at least four years OR matriculate from institutions with an articulation agreement with ACU.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous academic work.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).