UNDERGRADUATE BACHELORS | PASTORAL STUDIES

Degree Overview

Maranatha's Pastoral Studies degree is designed to provide a broad knowledge of biblical studies and Greek. Under the careful guidance of Maranatha's experienced Bible faculty, you gain valuable insight into pastoral ministry, including pastoral leadership, prayer, church administration, preaching, and counseling. You can combine this major with a variety of minors to train for work in missions,  youth work, camp work, or other careers associated with the pastorate. Fieldwork and internships are also available.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and describe best practices related to pastoral ministry and church administration.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to explain the Baptist distinctives in the context of Baptist history.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate biblical doctrine in a systematic fashion.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate and apply biblical truth accurately and effectively in preaching.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the historical-grammatical method of biblical exegesis and interpretation.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • Pastoral Theology (2)
  • Greek Grammar 1 (4)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Music Appreciation (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Pastoral Theology (2)
  • Greek Grammar 2 (4)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Pastoral Studies
  • Greek
  • Biblical Counseling

 

Potential Career Fields

  • Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Assistant Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Camp director
  • Missionary
  • Church Planter

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Saxon_David_Faculty

David Saxon

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

PhD Church History, Bob Jones University

MA Church History, Bob Jones University

BS Mathematics, Bob Jones University

Meyer_Bruce_Faculty

Bruce Meyer

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

DMin, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

MA Bible, Bob Jones University

BA Bible, Bob Jones University

Steve Love - Faculty

Steven K. Love

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Associate Professor

Credentials

DMin, Luther Rice University

MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary

BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Hudson_Andrew_Faculty

Andrew Hudson

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

PhD New Testament, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

ThM Systematic Theology, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

MDiv, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

BA Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

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