Pastoral Studies Diploma

Description

97 Credit Hours
Center for Pastoral Ministries
Tracy Paino, Director

Students who complete the Pastoral Studies diploma will have been nurtured toward healthy Christian maturity and will be prepared for various types of ministries in the local church with emphasis on the Bible, theology and Christian practices.

Graduates should be mature Christian leaders who exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Developing skills needed for lifelong spiritual growth;
  • Ability to articulate the basic doctrines of a Christian, evangelical, Pentecostal faith;
  • Accurately constructing a Christian worldview;
  • Bible content and methods of Bible study;
  • Development of a basic theological foundation.

Graduates should be prepared for various types of ministries in the local church, including:

  • Leadership;
  • Management;
  • Interpersonal relationships;
  • Care;
  • Lay counseling;
  • Prayer;
  • Preaching;
  • Finances;
  • Evangelism;
  • Having a foundation for completing a degree in one of the Pastoral Ministries majors.

Courses

Part 1. Program Requirements
86 Credits
ENG English Elective (3)
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (1 credit):
PE 123–124 Physical Education Elective (1)
Select one (1 credit):
PE 123–150 Physical Education Elective (1)
Select one Old Testament Elective (3 credits):
BIBL Old Testament Elective (3)
Select two Old or New Testament Electives (6 credits):
BIBL Bible Elective (3)
BIBL Bible Elective (3)
Select one (3 credits):
Select one (3 credits):
Part 2. General Electives
11 Credits