Pastoral Ministries Program
The ministerial student upon completion of the requirements of this program will:
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with Biblical genre, interpretation, and application from both Testaments along with the ability to articulate the doctrines of God, Man, and Salvation, particularly from a Wesleyan-Arminian viewpoint.
2. Exhibit Christian character in order to be a godly person qualified for the pastoral office.
3. Provide evidence of theological knowledge concerning divine revelation, the Godhead, sin, atonement, salvation, sanctification, the church, and eschatology.
4. Exhibit a knowledge of the philosophy, religious ideas, and problems of the contemporary world as the setting of one’s ministry. The student should develop a true Christian worldview.
5. Demonstrate the skills of proper sermon preparation and delivery and the importance of spiritual anointing.
6. Summarize the history, theology, and methods of evangelism and missions so that the student will be able to do the work of an evangelist, present the gospel in personal witnessing, and teach the Bible in small group settings.
7 Demonstrate the ability to preach evangelistically from the pulpit, and organize efforts for community evangelism and a local church missionary program.
8. Develop analytical and research skills necessary for successful, life-long learning.