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Pastoral Ministry - Bachelors of Religious Education



The Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) Pastoral Ministry is a practical professional degree that will equip you with the skills you need for this ministry role. In this three-year program, you will receive training that you can actively apply to your current and future ministry career.

In the BRE Pastoral Ministry program, you will learn how to preach, teach and practice pastoral care. You will gain a strong foundation in many aspects of pastoral ministry, and your internship will provide you with opportunities to gain practical experience while further developing your ministry skills.  In addition, courses in worship, scripture, discipleship and global Christianity will give you a deeper understanding of the complexities of pastoral ministry in our contemporary culture.

The BRE Pastoral Ministry degree will challenge you to think critically about the issues that affect today’s church and the role of pastors. Combined with your field training, your interactions with your professors and fellow students will provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and spiritual growth necessary to help you follow your calling.

Program Faculty

Dr. Bradley Noel

Dr. Daniel Scott

Dr. Daniel Wong

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For a future career in »

  • Church Ministry
  • Social Work
  • Parachurch Ministry
  • Outreach
  • Missions

Program Requirements

BRE Pastoral Ministry Core Requirements (66 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • [BSTH 3__] Biblical Studies and Theology courses
  • [BSTH ___] Biblical Studies and Theology courses
  • [CHRI 101] Christian Life and Discipleship
  • [CHRI 221] Educational History and Philosophy
  • [CHRI 321] Principles and Practices of Teaching
  • [CHRI 361] Global Christianity
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature
    • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature
    • [ENGL 171] Literature and Composition
  • [FDED] (Field Education) 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 (Units # 2 – 6)
  • [HIST 251] History of Christianity I
  • [HIST 252] History of Christianity II
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Natural Sciences] Natural Sciences elective course
  • [Social Sciences] Social Sciences elective courses
Pastoral Ministry Focus Requirements (15 Credit Hours)
  • [CHRI 121] Ministry Today
  • [CHRI 242] Pastoral Care and Procedures
  • [CHRI 343] Preaching
  • [CHRI 344] Seminar in Ministry
  • [CHRI 349] Internship in Pastoral Ministry
Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 90 Credit Hours

Program requirements subject to change.
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