Olivet Nazarene University is grounded in faith. Not just in a historical way, but as a relevant force in what we do today. Olivet Nazarene University’s mission is to equip men and women for lives of service to God and humanity. Olivet believes in education for ministry professionals and offers several advanced degree programs for those desiring a graduate-level education.

Featured Degree Program

Master of Arts: Family Ministry

Dr. Leon Blanchette, Coordinator

The M.A. in Family Ministry is a two-year program providing a broad and powerful education for specialized ministry in the local church. This program focuses on ministry to the entire family in today's culture and the local church. It is designed for students who have significant undergraduate preparation in religion/ministry.

The first year provides a traditional classroom-based education. During the second year, the student engages in a mentored ministry in a full-time capacity, coming back to Olivet for several one-week intensive courses called modules.

The program draws strength from leading experts in the fields of children, youth and family ministry who come to campus for face-to-face teaching, encounters, networking and learning with our students. These experts with our own experienced residential faculty - with more than 60 years of highly successful experience in children and youth ministry - makes Olivet's M.A. in Family Ministry a powerful educational experience that will launch the student into a satisfying career of service for our Lord to today's families.

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Commencement celebrates Olivet Class of 2016

May 12, 2016

During Commencement ceremonies last weekend, Olivet Nazarene University conferred degrees on 1,395 graduates, including those who

Faculty Spotlight

Leon Blanchette, EdD

Dr. Blanchette serves as the director of the children’s ministry undergraduate degree program...Read More