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Overview | Pastoral Studies

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 and defend biblical doctrine in a systematic fashion.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate and apply biblical truth accurately and effectively in preaching, discipleship, and writing.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Old Testament Survey (3)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Greek Grammar 1 (4)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

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

Semester 1

History of Christianity (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Greek Reading (3)
Minor (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Biblical Interpretation (3)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Exegetical Grammar (3)
Minor (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Theology 1 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Homiletics (2)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Minor (3)
Introduction to Philosophy (2)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Theology 2 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Ethics (2)
Homiletics Practicum (2)
Minor (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

 

Summer

Pastoral Studies Internship (2)

Semester 1

Theology 3 (2)
Bible Elective (6)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Minor (3)
The Christian Home (2)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Theology 4 (2)
Fundamentalism (3)
Biblical Studies Seminar (2)
Dispensationalism (3)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Minor (3)
Apologetics (2)

Total Credits: 17

Related Majors

Bible
Biblical Studies
Biblical Languages

Related Minors

Pastoral Studies
Greek
Biblical Counseling

Potential Career Fields

Pastor
Associate/Assistant Pastor
Bible Teacher
Evangelist
Youth Pastor
Camp Director
Missionary
Church Planter

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

MBU Program Faculty

David Saxon

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor
Credentials
PhD Church History, Bob Jones University
MA Church History, Bob Jones University
BS Mathematics, Bob Jones University

Steven K. Love

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Associate Professor
Credentials
DMin, Luther Rice University
MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary
BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Bruce Meyer

College 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

Bryan Brock

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor
Credentials
DMin Expository Preaching, The Master’s Seminary
MDiv, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
BA Pastoral Studies, Maranatha Baptist University

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