Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

The major in Pastoral Ministry introduces students to the knowledge and skills central to the work of pastors through classes in pastoral ministry, discipleship, counseling, and Bible exposition. The major also provides students opportunity for additional classes in biblical and theological studies beyond those of the Core Curriculum. The program is designed to begin the formation of the student’s life for pastoral ministry, and prepares students for continuing studies in the Master of Divinity, the standard degree for the equipping of pastors.

Total required credits: 127

Average completion time: 4 years.

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What kind of classes will I take?

  • MIN 3610 - Pastoral Ministry and Leadership 
  • MIN 4620 - Biblical Counseling 
  • PHI 3510 - Logic 
  • PHI 3520 - Rhetoric 
  • COM 3610 - Bible Exposition I 
  • COM 3620 - Bible Exposition II

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who will teach me?


William Branch
Assistant Professor of Preaching and Bible


Dr. Jim Shaddix
Professor of Preaching


Dr. Benjamin Quinn
Assistant Professor of Theology and the History of Ideas