Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Major Overview

The Pastoral Ministry major is intended for students seeking to respond to a calling to vocational pastoral ministry. The 24-hour major is composed of courses in preaching, church ministry, and pastoral counseling. Students earning this major position themselves well for a smooth transition into various NOBTS graduate programs, including the Master of Divinity.

Pastoral Ministry Major (24 hours)

Course

Credits

Intro to Preaching

OR

Intro to Teaching

3

OR

3

Intro to Ministry

3

Preaching Lab

OR

Teaching Lab

3

OR

3

Worship Perspectives

3

Church Leadership and Administration

3

3 of the following:

Special Topics in Pastoral Ministry

3

Educational Ministries in the Local Church

3

Urban Church Planting

3

Christian Life Development

3

Principles and Practices of Missions

3

Psychology of Religion

3

Using Technology in the Local Church

3

Church Planting

3

Church Revitalization

3

Ministry through Life Crises

3

Foundations of Discipleship

3

Organizational Psychology

3

OT Studies

3

NT Studies

3

OT Interpretation

3

NT Interpretation

3

Summary

  • General Education Core (30 hours)

  • Christian Foundation Core (19 hours)

  • Pastoral Ministry Major (24 hours)

  • Minor (18 hours)

  • Free Electives (30 hours)

See the Bachelor of Arts Overview and Minors for more information.

Total (121 hours)