Pastoral Arts

The pastoral ministries concentration is designed to train men preparing for the pastorate. Students are taught first and foremost a love and respect for the Bible and how to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Academic teaching is integrated with spiritual application. Principles taught in the classroom are reinforced by example in the ministry of “Chapel” and by experience through weekly Christian service activities such as youth work, visitation, hospital and prison ministries, and personal soul-winning.

The student who successfully completes this program will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Utilize the scriptures to provide a firm foundation for the teaching of spiritual truths from the pulpit.
  2. Present the Scriptures as the inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
  3. Utilize spiritual truths in the pastoral leadership and in pastoral relationships.
  4. Through his every day walk, show his own maturity and understanding of himself in relation to Almighty God as a redeemed sinner who has become a son with a servant’s heart.
Course Hours
Advanced Homiletics 3
Biblical Basis of Missions 3
Church Administration & Leadership 3
Christian Counseling Techniques 3
Church History 1 3
Church History 2 3
Comparative Religion 3
Creation Science 3
Elementary Greek 1 3
Elementary Greek 2 3
English Composition 1 3
English Composition 2 3
Fundamentals of Music 3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
History of Civilization 1 3
History of Civilization 2 3
How to Succeed in College 1
Intermediate Greek 1 3
Intermediate Greek 2 3
Introduction to Homiletics 3
Introduction to Philosophy 3
Leadership Principles 3
Literature and Poetic Books 3
Ministerial Practicalities 3
Ministry Finance 3
Oral Interpretation 3
Pastoral Internship 6
Practical Math 3
Sunday School Administration 3
United States History 3
Course Hours
Apologetics 1 3
Apologetics 2 3
Bible Analysis & Interpretation 3
Gospels 3
Historical Books 3
Major Prophets 3
Manners and Customs of Bible Times 3
Minor Prophets 3
New Testament Survey 3
Old Testament Survey 3
Pastoral Epistles 3
Pentateuch 3
Personal Evangelism 3
Practical Evangelism 3
Prison Epistles 3
Theology 1 3
Theology 2 3
Theology 3 3
Theology 4 3