Our Pastoral Ministry program is designed to prepare humble, effective pastors to confidently lead dynamic, culturally-relevant churches.

Pastoral Ministry

Available as a program major only

Is this program for me?

Do you sense God’s call on your life to serve in and through a local church, reaching the lost for Christ and shepherding the people under your care? Our Pastoral Ministry program will equip you to effectively lead people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Practical Ministry Experience

  • Develop effective ministry philosophies and core values that are consistent with biblical directives.
  • Interview and interact with effective pastors and participate in field trips to leading-edge churches in a variety of denominations.
  • Gain the confidence to lead effective ministries through culturally relevant and productive outreach and evangelistic strategies.
  • Design effective discipleship and healthy congregational care ministries.
  • Spend four months on internship in your final year, serving with a veteran pastor in a local church context to learn how to pastor within and through a local church.

Core Courses

  • Church Health, Growth, & Leadership
  • Church History
  • Homiletics
  • Expository Preaching
  • Introduction to Compassion Ministry
  • Empowering & Equipping Lay Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • World Religions or Worldview

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Additional courses and course descriptions can be found in our catalogue.

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