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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

MIN3010 Pastoral Ethics 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces to those called to ministry in traditional settings ethical codes that inform the critical thinking of care givers.  The parameters that will be discussed through the use of case studies are designed to challenge ministers to a higher level of both thinking and acting as representatives of Jesus Christ.  Such practices protect both the pastor and those to whom he or she ministers.

THE3000 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.

MIN3015 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.

PCC3040 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.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 50 semester credits from an institution of higher learning accredited regionally or by ABHE.
  • Official transcript directly from all institutions previously attended.
  • GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all prior work.
  • Application form and payment of Application Fee.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for consideration.