Ministry: Concentration in Pastoral Ministries, B.A.

This program option follows the same requirements as Ministry, B.A., but with a concentration in Pastoral Ministries.

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Why Earn a Degree in Ministry: Concentration in Pastoral Ministries from PBA?

A ministry degree from PBA will support students as they develop the character, pastoral skills, and biblical knowledge necessary to work in a church or parachurch organization. Gain specialized training in ministry through faculty mentorship, learning in community with other ministry students, and real-life ministry experience.

The pastoral ministries concentration consists of courses in conflict and crisis in ministry, homiletics, organizational effectiveness, worship, and ministerial care. Students will also complete an internship or a practicum that involves pastoral ministry.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Pastor (lead, associate, executive)
  • Director of Children’s Ministries
  • International Ministry Leader
  • Hospital or Military Chaplain
  • Community Service Director
  • Church Administration


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Program Courses

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The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills.

As a student majoring in any of the undergraduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.

  • Gain specialized training in ministry
  • Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word

The Online program provides an entirely online and primarily asynchronous setting for non-traditional students who are self-motivated and wish to complete their degree with the utmost flexibility in scheduling.

Courses in the Online program are delivered electronically through the University’s Learning Management System.  Students in the Online program complete all of their coursework entirely online. Each online course is primarily asynchronous. Students view lessons and complete assignments at the time of their choosing within stated course deadlines, which typically follow a weekly rhythm. Online courses also invite students to attend several synchronous virtual class sessions through designated technology. Generally for each 8-week course, students are invited to attend two or three of these live virtual meetings.

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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Ministry at PBA

The mission of our multi-denominational seminary is to equip Christ-followers with knowledge, skills, and character for twenty-first-century ministry. Here in the multicultural heart of West Palm Beach, you’ll join a community dedicated to spiritual formation and theological reflection. We proclaim the gospel through our words and our works, always looking to Christ’s radical hospitality as our model and guide in our partnerships with local churches and neighbors. Our alumni are serving others in Kingdom work as pastors and chaplains, community builders and teachers, Ph.D. students and ministers, and so much more.

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Certificate in Bible

The Certificate in Bible at Palm Beach Atlantic University invites non-degree seeking students to deepen their understanding of Scripture and Christian thought through academic study so that they might experience personal Christian growth and be better equipped to teach the Bible to others.

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Ministry Leadership Studies, B.A.

The major in ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University is designed to assist you in acquiring and developing the knowledge and skills necessary for ministry leadership within a church or parachurch organization. The character of someone in ministry is absolutely vital for ministry leadership.

Ministry, B.A. (Online)

Respond to the Holy Spirit’s calling toward service and purpose in the online Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Ministry degree program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Develop organizational and administrative ministry skills alongside personal formation and discernment for where Christ is leading you to carry out His mission.