Bachelor of Arts

The Pastoral Ministry concentration is for the student who has felt a calling into ministry. This program provides the necessary information for students to effectively lead a church, a ministry within a church, or even a non-profit organization.

Concentration Objective

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to apply practical ministry skills to meet the pastoral needs of a local congregation.

Concentration Course List

CM3100 Concepts of Leadership 3 credits 5 weeks

The course is a study involving strategies from the business-for-profit, the non-profit sector, and the moral and spiritual arena. Application of the concepts will influence personal and career goals.

MI3000 Theology of Missions 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the Word of God as set forth through God’s promise to Abraham to bless the nations through Jesus Christ and the Church; an application of the Word of God as
it relates to the purposes, nature, and personal challenges of cross-cultural missions.

PS3040 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3 credits 5 weeks

Pastoral care focuses on skills utilizing Christian resources to sustain and empower parishioners and congregations as well as counseling skills appropriate to traditional ministry settings. Topics include relational, life-span issues, and crisis situations.

CM3015 Church Administration 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the concepts, principles, and methods needed to organize the ministries of a local church. Special emphasis will be given to understanding and being able to apply the practices necessary to construct a strategic plan for a local congregation.