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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

Major Requirements (27 Credit Hours)
  • [CHRI 1013] Christian Life and Discipleship
  • [CHRI 2213] Educational History and Philosophy
  • [CHRI 2413] Christian Worship
  • [CHRI 2423] Pastoral Care and Procedures
  • [CHRI 3213] Principles and Practices of Teaching
  • [CHRI 3433] Preaching
  • [CHRI 3453] Seminar in Pastoral Studies
  • [CHRI 3494] Internship in Pastoral Studies
  • [CHRI 3613] Global Christianity
  • [FDED 1020, 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020] (Units # 2–6) (0 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements (54 Credit Hours)
  • [INDS 1013] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • Two of the Following: [ENGL 1013], [ENGL 1023], [ENGL 1033], [ENGL 1043], [ENGL 1713]
  • [HIST 2513], [HIST 2523] History of Christianity I, II
  • [PHIL 1713] The Quest For Meaning
  • [BSTH 1013] Old Testament Scripture 
  • [BSTH 1023] New Testament Scripture   
  • [BSTH 2013] Hermeneutics   
  • [BSTH 2703] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • BSTH Electives (Any Level) (6 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH Electives (3000-Level) (6 Credit Hours)
  • Fine Arts Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Science Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences Elective (6 Credit Hours)
Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 90 Credit Hours

Program requirements subject to change.
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