Theology and Christian Ministry Areas of Study

Transforming the world through theology and Christian ministry

The Theology and Christian Ministry programs at Trinity focus on understanding God, Christianity, and what it means to be a Christian in today’s world. Students learn, through the study of God and methods of ministry, how they are called to serve using their gifts and vocation. All students engage in field work relevant to their calling and interests.



Department Chair

Dr. Benjamin Ribbens

Professor of Theology; Department Chair of Theology and Christian Ministry
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Dr. Ben Ribbens hopes that students in his theology classes develop a new or renewed passion for reading and investigating the Bible by investigating Scripture together and acquiring skills for reading. “I also hope that through their engagement with Scripture, they have an experience with the Word, i.e., the Son, and that they are transformed more and more into his likeness.”