Christian Life

School of Ministry

The Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Ministry is dedicated to empowering young disciples to create positive change in the world through the Word of God.

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 annual PBA mission trips
  • Receive continued mentoring by faculty after graduation

School of Ministry Programs

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 at the School of Ministry

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

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

Did you know?

Your professors at PBA's School of Ministry wrote the book(s)!

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, alum, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama

Ready to embark on your path to ministry? Complete the online application to PBA's School of Ministry now.