School of Ministry

ministryBe a Christian World Changer

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.

New Endeavors

If your calling in life is to serve others through ministry, our undergraduate programs are designed to equip you to achieve that goal. You’ll connect theological principles with practical ways to help people living real lives and often dealing with real struggles. Our undergraduate majors include:

We also offer the following minors:

Reach Higher

The School of Ministry also offers graduate programs that are primarily designed to equip working adults to encourage, support and develop their calling to be “the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14-16). The programs prepare graduate students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world application. The multi-cultural, multi-faith environment of South Florida is the perfect location to prepare our seminary students for dynamic gospel ministries in an ever-changing world. Graduate programs include:

Own Your Experience

As a student majoring in any of the 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
  • Receive sponsorship to attend key missional conferences around the nation
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • And travel on any of PBA’s more than 20 annual mission trips

Learn from the Best

When you study ministry at PBA, you’ll learn from faculty who actually wrote the texts from which you will read. They’re the same texts used by other colleges and universities across the country. Our faculty members are respected scholars and theologians, who pour into students' lives both inside and outside of the classroom.

The fact that every instructor in the department is directly engaged in local ministry testifies to their commitment to put Christian faith into action.

Launching Brighter Futures

As a graduate of the School of Ministry, you’ll be equipped for any number of opportunities. Some of those roles include:

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

Director of Discipleship

Jennifer Stoltzfus ’12 majored in biblical and theological studies and is now director of discipleship for various facets of her church’s ministries.

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Director of Young Adult Ministries

Robert Guinta ’15 majored in ministry and is now director of young adults ministry at Black Rock Church in Connecticut.

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Youth Recovery Specialist

Anna Gainer ’17 majored in biblical and theological studies and is now youth recovery specialist for a non-profit organization that provides medical and rehabilitation services to youth and their families.

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PERSONAL ATTENTION

Our student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 means faculty will mentor you.

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WEEKLY CHAPEL

We offer four chapel services every week, in addition to other events.

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PERSONAL & POWERFUL

PBA's average class size of 17 students provides a highly personalized experience.