BTh. in Pastoral Ministry

This program provides the serious student who has a call to full-time vocational ministry with the skills to lead a church or other Christian ministry context with confidence and vision. Combining a thorough foundation of theological studies with practical ministry training, this degree will challenge, train and inspire students of any age.

Year 1

Pre-Requisites

Orientation to Online Learning with IBOLT     1 cr. hr.

Semester 1
Life in the Spirit 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Studies Elective (NT) 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical/Theological Studies Elective 3 cr. hrs.
Hermeneutics 3 cr. hrs.
Creative Communication 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum 1: Project Management 1.5 cr. hrs.
Semester 2
Ministry to Post-Modern Families 3 cr. hrs.
Gospels  3 cr. hrs.
Cross Cultural Studies 3 cr. hrs.
Personal and Spiritual Formation 3 cr. hrs.
Systematic Theology I: God & the Human Condition 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum 2 - Personal Effectiveness 1.5 cr. hrs.

Year 2

Semester 1
Philosophical Foundations 3 cr. hrs.
Church History:  The Early Church & the Dark Ages 3 cr. hrs.
Homiletics 3 cr. hrs.
Pentateuch 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Studies Elective (OT) 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.
Semester 2
Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
English Literature 3 cr. hrs.
Church History:  From the Crusades to the Modern Age 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Studies Elective (NT) 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to World Missions 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.

Year 3

Semester 1
Expository Preaching 3 cr. hrs.
Managing Ministries 3 cr. hrs.
Systematic Theology II: Soteriology/Christology 3 cr. hrs.
Leadership Assessment & Development 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Letters 3 cr. hrs.
Semester 2
Biblical Theology (Luke/Acts) 3 cr. hrs.
Ethics and Critical Issues 3 cr. hrs.
Professional Studies Elective 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Life 3 cr. hrs.
Systematic Theology III: Ecclesiology/Eschatology 3 cr. hrs.
Full Year - Internship Pastoral Ministry 3 cr. hrs.

Year 4

Semester 1
Biblical Studies Elective (OT) 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Christian Counseling 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Theology 3 cr. hrs.
Faith Community Perspectives One:  Pentecostal History 3 cr. hrs.
Senior Theology 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.
Semester 2
NT Greek I 3 cr. hrs.
Science & Religion 3 cr. hrs.
Counselling Theory and Skill Development 3 cr. hrs.
Senior Integrative Seminar - Pastoral Ministry 3 cr. hrs.
Apologetics 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.