Milligan at Mountain

At Mountain, we have a mantra that reminds us to Stay Humble and Stay Hungry. And one of the many ways we tap into remaining humble and hungry is to be life-long learners. So, are you hungry for diving deeper into God’s Word and theology study? Do you enjoy connecting to Jesus through your intellect and learning from great teachers? Maybe you’re curious about certain topics, or you just love being in an environment with other disciples as we’re all on mission together, with humility and a hunger to grow in our leadership, understanding, and our walk with Jesus.

Everyone is invited to come and learn! Milligan at Mountain is designed for anyone who desires to grow spiritually and intellectually, to study the Bible, to be challenged in new ways, and the option of earning college credit just so happens to be a great bonus! 

What is Milligan at Mountain?

Milligan at Mountain classes offer a great opportunity to take a closer look at the Bible and discover its impact on the world around us… and you don’t have to be interested in receiving college credit to experience the full impact these classes have to offer! In partnership with Milligan University, “Milligan at Mountain” classes are full college courses (accredited and transferable) taught by Milligan University professors and Mountain Staff specifically for the Mountain community!

These courses can be audited (no need for homework or tests, just show up for the fun!) or taken for 3 credit hours (transferable to any university). Classes are available for a negotiated rate of $300 if taking for credit or $150 for audit. To inquire about scholarships, reach out to Equipping Coordinator, Marla De Lucia at

Who can participate in Milligan at Mountain?

Milligan at Mountain is for anyone! Whether you’re 16 or 96, we all have more to learn and experience. You’re invited to be a part of this time of study and growth to dig deeper into the Bible, discover its impact on the world, and consider our own personal journeys. Milligan at Mountain might be for you if you are:

  • A high school junior or senior interesting in taking dual enrollment college courses
  • A local college student 
  • Anyone thinking about pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Bible or Christian Ministry
  • An adult of any age or stage who loves to learn and is interested in growing spiritually and intellectually by taking a course for audit or credit. 

Classes are offered at different times of the year. Some of these classes include: Church and Culture, The Pastoral Letters, Preaching and Teaching, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Spiritual Formation for the Sake of the World, Jesus and the Gospels, and so many more! Check out below what’s available in the Fall 2022 Semester and hear from past participants.

Fall 2022 courses

"The Work of a Pastoral Heart" (BIBL 322- Pastoral Epistles)

Class Instructor: Dr. Ron Kastens, Director of Ministry Leadership Program at Milligan University

Although written 2,000 years ago, New Testament Letters 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus are a treasure trove of material for ministry in the 21st century. Unlike most of the New Testament letters, these letters are written to specific individuals – specific individuals who happened to be doing pastoral ministry in a very challenging context and time. These letters are full of encouragement, challenge, and instruction, providing insight into pastoral ministry and the church. They are theologically rich, Christ-centered, and very beneficial, especially for those involved in various ministry roles, both in vocational ministry and in serving the church. This class will introduce students to the background and contents of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, which will assist them as they wrestle with current pastoral issues of our day. Taught by one of Milligan’s own, Dr. Kastens, who has over 20 years of pastoral leadership experience. You can learn more about Dr. Kastens here.

This class will meet for three Saturday sessions: September 17, October 22, November 19 from 9 AM-4 PM at the Mountain Road Campus. Please note class work begins on August 23. 

Registration closes: August 12 @ 11:59 PM

The Work of a Pastoral Heart Registration Part 1 The Work of a Pastoral Heart Registration Part 2

Church and Culture (CMIN 350)

Class Instructor: Ben Cachiaras, Lead Pastor, Mountain Christian Church & Various Mountain Leaders

Confusion, polarizing positions, and anger dominate the discussion of so many contemporary issues. How are Christ-followers to approach important but potentially divisive issues that lie at the center of society and our mission? The Church and Culture course will explore biblical, theological, and practical responses to some of today’s pressing issues, focusing on: Race and Ethnicity, Human Sexuality, Women in Ministry, Politics, Missional Living, Social Media and Technology, and Leadership in the Church of the Future. It has never been more important to wisely and carefully navigate vital issues in a way that advances God’s mission, as a community that is shaped by Jesus. 

This class will meet on Sunday evenings from 6-9 PM at the Mountain Road Campus starting on August 21 through December 4 (NOT meeting on September 4, October 9, and November 27).

Registration closes: August 12 @ 11:59 PM

Church and Culture Registration Part 1Church and Culture Registration Part 2

Milligan at Mountain Testimonials

John Raccioppi 



Brad Lembach



Greg Grant



Jenn Bates



PJ Frias



Terry Cieslak