2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Pastoral Ministry Major (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry, also available as a minor

Major Mission: The Pastoral Ministry major seeks to train servant leaders as shepherds who build and lead healthy, missional churches.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Articulate a biblical and personal philosophy of ministry.
  2. Lead others as they serve with integrity of character.
  3. Serve with confidence knowing their unique blend of personality, giftedness, and passion.
  4. Experience a mentoring relationship with a pastor of a local church during intensive ministry involvement.
  5. Develop speaking gifts and skills to communicate biblical truth with accuracy and relevancy in private and public environments.
  6. Exercise basic competencies in pastoral ministry.
  7. Build team leadership as a core value in local churches

Pastoral Ministry Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

CML 102Foundations of Ministry

3

PAS 110Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

1

PAS 150Pastoral Ministry Field Experience I

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

PAS 120Pastoral Calling

3

PAS 150CPastoral Ministry Field Experience (Continued)

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

PAS 210Community Formation and Discipleship in the Church

3

PAS 250Pastoral Ministry Field Service I

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

PAS 220Preaching and Teaching the Scripture

3

PAS 250CPastoral Ministry Field Service II

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 303Theology of Children, Youth and Family

3

THE 320Christianity and Culture

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

SOC 203Principles of Sociology

3

PAS 350Pastoral Ministry Internship I

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

SOC 330Cultural Anthropology

3

CML 324Spiritual Formation of Ministry Leaders

3

CML 350APastoral Ministry Internship

3

PAS 320Counseling and Care in the Church

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

HIS ____301 Israel / 302 Turkey Greece

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

CML 450APastoral Ministry Practicum

3

PAS 410Pastoral Perspectives on Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

PAS 450CPastoral Ministry Practicum II

3

CML 399TraveLearn Seminar

0

PAS 425Worship and Devotion in Christian Practice

3

PAS 430Senior Seminar to Pastoral Ministry

1

Total Credit Hours:13

Summer Semester

CML 440Cross-Cultural Experience

3

SOC 271Biblical Archaeology

3

Total Credit Hours:6