Pastoral Ministries Program

The student upon completion of the requirements of this program will

1. Exhibit Christian character in order to be a godly person qualified for the pastoral office.

2. Provide evidence of theological knowledge concerning divine revelation, the Godhead, sin, atonement, salvation, sanctification, the church, and eschatology. 

3. 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.

4. Demonstrate the skills of proper sermon preparation and delivery, and the importance of spiritual anointing.

5. 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.

6. Demonstrate the ability to preach evangelistically from the pulpit, and organize efforts for community evangelism and a local church missionary program.

Bachelor of Arts

Classes in Program

126 Total Credit Hours

BIB 111 Old Testament Literature

BIB 112 New Testament Literature

BIB 152 Acts

BIB 242 Pentateuch

BIB 274 Prophetic Literature

BIB 282 Gospels

BIB 482 Romans & Galatians

BTH 121 Doctrine and Practice of Prayer

BTH 215 Christian Beliefs

BTH 236 Doctrine of Holiness

BTH 341 Systematic Theology I

BTH 342 Systematic Theology II

BTH 452 Apologetics

English Composition

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II


MAT ___ Math Elective (Choose from MAT 123, 133) 

Arts and Humanities

MUS 211 Introduction to Music

LIT ___ Literature Elective (Choose from LIT 232, 246, 258) 

PHL 252 Introduction to Philosophy

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 432 Modern Church History

HIS ___ History Elective (Choose from HIS 211, 212, 222, 224) 

PSY 111 General Psychology

Natural and Physical Sciences

SCI 261 Physical Science I with Lab

SCI 263 Physical Science II

Interdisciplinary Studies

PHL 482 Faith and Contemporary Issues

Oral Communications

SPH 262 Public Speaking

Student Development

DEV 092 Applied Information Literacy (non-credit)

EDF 210 History and Philosophy of Education

HIS 431 Early Church History

LNG 213 Elementary Greek I

LNG 214 Elementary Greek II

MIS 115 Global Studies Survey

MIS 244 World Religions

MUS 265 Music Ministry in the Church

PTH 223 Introduction to Homiletics

PTH 242 Principles of Interpersonal Evangelism

PTH 321 Expository Preaching

PTH 334 Church Administration

PTH 335 Pastoral Counseling

PTH 436 Parliamentary Law

PTH 455 Wesleyan Methodist Discipline

PTH 490 Ministerial Internship

Electives (10hrs)

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