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

Tiffany Dahlman

Degree Highlights

Required Hours

Total Required: 120 credit hours

Major Requirements: 64 credit hours (up to 26 credit hours in electives)

University Requirements/General Ed: 56 credit hours

Example Coursework

BMIS 270: Living the Mission

BIBT 342: Christianity in Culture

BIBL 320: Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

BMIS 421: Mission as Spiritual Formation


School of Undergraduate Studies

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

What can you do after graduation?

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

Admission Requirements

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.
  • Complete the “Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Provide official transcripts of all previous academic work.

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