Divinity / Ministry Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that organizations seek when hiring Divinity  / Ministry majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your classes, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Divinity  / Ministry Major Skills

A - C

  • Abiding by Ethical Standards
  • Accepting Constructive Criticism
  • Active Listening to Personal and Family Concerns of Constituents 
  • Assertiveness
  • Attention to Detail
  • Charisma
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Comfortably Interfacing with Sick Constituents
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consoling Grieving Families
  • Counseling Regarding Spiritual and Social Issues
  • Critiquing Presentations
  • Decision Making
  • Delivering Feedback

E - L

  • Empathy
  • Establishing Rapport with Diverse Constituents
  • Facilitating Group Discussions
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Inspiring Others to Change
  • Instructing Others Regarding Religious Practices
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Interpreting Scriptures
  • Latin
  • Leadership

M - P

  • Memorizing Rituals 
  • Microsoft Word
  • Organizing Social Events
  • Persuasive
  • PowerPoint 
  • Preaching
  • Preparing Sermons
  • Presentation
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Projecting Vocally
  • Public Speaking

R - Z

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Recruiting Staff and Volunteers
  • Referring Parishioners to Other Community Resources
  • Relating Religious Themes to Everyday Life
  • Storytelling 
  • Supervising Volunteers
  • Teaching Scriptural Content
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Training Parishioners Who Assist with Religious Services
  • Verbal
  • Writing Essays Regarding Spiritual Topics
  • Writing Research Papers Regarding Religion

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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