School of Ministry

Ministry: Pastoral Ministries Concentration

Open Bible for Pastoral Ministry degree at PBA in Florida

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 and developing the knowledge, skills and character necessary for pastoral ministry within a local church. It is designed for the person who senses a call
to go into some form of pastoral ministry, designed to prepare you for a broad
range of pastoral ministries both within the local church and in parachurch organizations with a similar focus.

Students may begin to apply for admission after their junior year in high school, and must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee, a 300-500 word essay that details the intersection of the applicant’s faith journey with his or her collegiate goals, their high school transcripts, and their scores on the SAT or ACT.

With a Pastoral Ministries Concentration, you'll:

  • Grow knowledge and skills essential for fruitful ministry in the local church or parachurch ministry.
  • 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 ministry experiences on and off campus.
  • Gain valuable ministry experience through internships and field experience.
  • Receive guidance, advising and mentoring from experienced faculty members.

 Your Courses & Classes

Explore a Sample Degree for a Ministry major with a Pastoral Ministries concentration

Your Opportunities in Pastoral Ministry

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

Ready to start your path towards a ministry degree? Visit our apply online page to begin the application process.

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