School of Ministry

Ministry: Pastoral Ministries Concentration

You desire to lead a congregation utilizing valuable organizational and interpersonal skills, which will effectively help to minister the word of God and change lives. The major in Ministry with a Pastoral Ministries Concentration will assist you  in acquiring/developing the knowledge, skills and character necessary for ministry within a local church. The course of study can also prepare you for parachurch organizations that have a similar focus.

With a Pastoral Ministries Concentration, you'll:

  • Gain knowledge and skills essential for fruitful ministry in the local church.
  • Focus on two major areas: (1) leadership and organizational skills, and (2) skills that foster the development, nurture, and care of people.
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations.
  • Collaborate with fellow students, who come from across the country and around the world.

 Your Courses & Classes

Your Opportunities

While many students completing this major will pursue graduate or seminary education, many may utilize their training upon graduation to serve in various capacities on the staff of a church in:

  • Administrative positions
  • Adult ministries
  • Pastoral ministries
  • Discipleship ministries