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Minor in Pastoral Ministry

The minor in Pastoral Ministry is a program of study designed to prepare students for effective ministry in the local church. Coursework for the minor can be used to fulfill elective requirements in a major area of study.

Program Director: Mr. Raju Kunjummen

Program Outcomes:

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to articulate the essence, nature, purpose, and program of the local church.
  2. Demonstrate basic ministry skills.
  3. Understand the principles and dynamics that contribute to effective congregational leadership.
  4. Evidence knowledge of basic principles of biblical counseling.
  5. Demonstrate skill in teaching the Bible.

Biblical Ministry Minor Requirements:

  • Church Leadership and Practice (BT 450)
  • Counseling Foundations (COU 121)
  • Foundations of Youth Ministry (EM 206) or Children's Ministry (EM 215)
  • Teaching Bible (EM 221)
  • Homiletics (EM 222) or Small Group Communication (EM 320)
  • Church Planting and Growth (ICS 310) or Women’s Ministries (EM 225)
  • Foundations of Church Music (MUS 250)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)

23/24 credit hours