Bachelor's Degree in

Pastoral Ministry

God has chosen to do His work through the local church. The major in Pastoral Ministry is designed for the student who is called to local church ministry and leadership. A student who has completed the program will demonstrate the basic qualifications for serving as pastor of a local church and the foundation for a lifetime of developing ministerial skills.

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Pastoral Ministry: Core Courses [ 36 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
CM225 Ecclesiology 3
CM307 Ministry Leadership and Administration 3
CM402 Senior Forum (1) 1
HI447 Church History and Thought I 3
HI448 Church History and Thought II 3
PM226 Intro to Pastoral Ministry 3
PM313 Homiletics I 3
PM314 Homiletics II (2) 2
PM323 Church Growth and Development 3
PM409 Ministry Practicum 3
PM412 Counseling for Christian Leaders 3
PY242 Interpersonal Relations 3
SL202 Spiritual Formation II 3

Pastoral Ministry: Bible Courses [ 46 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
BI205 Bible Study Methods 3
BI306 Hermeneutics (Prin of Biblical Inter) 3
CM104 Personal Evangelism Seminar (1) 1
MI2083 Intercultural Ministry 3
NT102 New Testament Survey 3
NT200 Gospels or Acts (Elective) 3
NT201 Using New Testament Greek I 3
NT202 Using New Testament Greek II 3
OT100 Old Testament Elective 3
OT101 Old Testament Survey 3
SL101 Spiritual Formation I 3
TH300 Teachings of Friends 3
TH302 Doctrine of Holiness (2) 2
TH304 Apologetics (2) 2
TH341 Systematic Theology I 3
TH342 Systematic Theology II 3
WA101 Introduction to Worship (2) 2

Pastoral Ministry: General Courses [ 45 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
EN100 College Writing 3
EN200 Research and Writing 3
IT100 Intro to Computer Applications 3
LI101 Literature Elective 3
LI200 Introduction to Literature 3
MA100 Math Elective 3
PH100 Critical Thinking 2
PH205 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PY100 General Psychology 3
SC1004 Science Elective w/Lab (4) 4
SP200 Fundamentals of Speech 3
SS200 Social Science Elective (a) 3
SS300 Social Science Elective (b) 3
UE1013 Unrestricted Elective (a) 3
UE1023 Unrestricted Elective (b) 3

Chair of Pastoral Ministry

Derek Brown

    • Ph.D. Johnson University
    • M.A.R. Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
    • B.A. Barclay College