Palm Beach Atlantic University

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School of Ministry
PBA Dean of the School of Ministry Dr. Randy Richards engages students during an outdoor class.
Maybe you want to better understand disciple-making. Maybe you want to be more engaged in discipling. Or perhaps you want to be a better disciple yourself. Whatever your goal is, PBA’s School of Ministry will prepare you for effective Christian ministry.

Not only will you learn in God’s stunning classroom — the beautiful tropical environment that is the West Palm Beach area — you'll also:

  • Obtain specialized training in ministry
  • Receive sponsorship to key missional conferences around the nation
  • Have huge opportunities for hands-on experience through internships, practicum experiences, field services, Workship projects and 20 or more PBA mission trips annually
  • Receive continued mentoring by faculty after graduation


The Programs

Undergraduate Majors:

B.A. in Ministry (Day Program)

B.A. in Ministry (Evening Program)

B.A. in Ministry (Online)

B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies

B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies

Minors: Biblical and Theological Studies; Cross-Cultural Studies; Christian Social Ministries; Ministry; Pastoral Ministries; Student Ministries


Your Faculty

You’ll learn from respected scholars and theologians, who pour into students' lives both inside and outside of the classroom. Every instructor in the department is directly engaged in local ministry. Many of the textbooks you’ll use in your studies (and that are used extensively at other colleges and universities) are written by faculty. Read faculty profiles here.

Your Opportunities

In completing this major, you will utilize your training upon graduation to serve in various capacities.

Here is a sampling of possibilities:

  • Pastor (lead, associate, executive)
  • Church planting
  • Director of Children's Ministries
  • Student Ministries
  • Pastor of Adult Ministries
  • Discipleship Pastor
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  • Worship Director
  • Mission Ministry Leader
  • Evangelism
  • Social Work
  • Hospital or Military Chaplain
  • Community Service Director

BTW ...

Your professors at PBA wrote the book(s) ... literally ...

You’ll learn from respected scholars and theologians, many of whom wrote the textbooks you’ll use in your studies (and that are used extensively at other colleges and universities).


Speaking of PBA ...

“I can’t even put into words how much I’ve learned at PBA. The curriculum is rigorous but it has enabled me to build relationships that will last forever. If you graduate from PBA, you’re going to be prepared for ministry, seminary —  whatever.'"
-- Mike Glover ’09, Student, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Ala.

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Future Students

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