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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About the Program
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.
All the Details on Your Degree
You’ll focus on three key pillars — reading scripture, understanding your own cultural competency around scripture, and cultivating your own spiritual formation.
Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 26 hours in electives)
Living the Mission
Christianity in Culture
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Mission as Spiritual Formation
Upcoming Start Dates
June 29, 2021
August 24, 2021
Common Job Titles
Meet the Program Director
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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