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Nazarene Bible College

07/23/2014http://www.nbc.edu/majors/pastoral-leadership.php

Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership

Degree

Program

Location

Overview

The B.A.Min. degree with a Pastoral Leadership major is an accelerated degree completion program offered to persons who wish to prepare for service as a pastor, evangelist, or missionary. The major is designed so that adults with sufficient prior college credit can complete the major in as little as two years.

Pastoral Leadership

Objectives

Completion of this program should enable students to:

  • Grow and mature in wholeness and holiness as persons and pastors.
  • Promote evangelism and outreach in culturally conditioned forms as the priority of pastoral ministry.
  • Conduct culturally relevant worship as a celebration of God in His supreme worth.
  • Communicate the gospel in contextually appropriate ways, resulting in the transformation of the hearer.
  • Lead and administrate a local church to carry out its unique Christian mission.
  • Practice pastoral care in a manner that ministers to human need in the congregation and the community.
  • Develop an intentional vocational foundation for a financially sustainable ministry.

Program Requirements (AdVantage Structure)

Sixty hours of college credit through prior college work (2.0 GPA), CLEP or other recognized testing service, military training, and/or Prior Learning Assessment is required for entrance into the degree completion program. A student may enter the program conditionally with 45 semester hours but must complete the final 15 hours before a degree will be granted. This credit must fulfill the following requirements:

General Education Courses

Course Course Description Hours
    45 hours
  Electives or Minor Courses 15 hours
  English Language/Communication
ENG-1013 English Composition I, ENG-1023 English Composition II
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking or equivalent courses
9
  Social Sciences 6
  Humanities 3
  Science/Math 6
  History 3
  General Education Electives 18

Biblical Studies Courses

Course Course Description Hours
    18 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament 3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB-2013 Pentateuch 3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels 3
BIB-3053 Pauline Epistles or BIB3063 Book of Acts3

Pastoral Studies Courses

Course Course Description Hours
    35 hours
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism 3
OTR-4013 Developing a Missional Church 3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service 3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation (or THE-1023) 3
PAS-2013 The Practice of Christian Ministry 3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3023 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
PAS-3033 Christian Preaching I 3
PAS-3043 Christian Preaching II 3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance 3
PAS-4092 Senior Ministry Integration 2

Foundational Studies Courses

Course Course Description Hours
    15 hours
HIS-1013 Introduction to Church History 3
PHI-3013 Philosophy and Christian Ethics 3
THE-3023 Systematic Theology I 3
THE-3033 Systematic Theology II 3
THE-4043 Doctrine of Holiness 3

128 hours total required for graduation