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Nazarene Bible College


Hispanic Pastoral Ministries

Hispanic Pastoral Ministries




The A.A.Min. degree with a concentration in Hispanic Pastoral Ministries is a 78-semester-hour program designed for persons who wish to prepare for service as a pastor, evangelist, or missionary. Completion of this program fulfills educational requirements for ordination as elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Christian Educational Ministries


Completion of this program should enable students to:

  • Grow and mature in wholeness and holiness as persons and pastors.
  • Promote evangelism and community engagement 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.

Course Requirements

General Education

Course Course DescriptionHours
  22 hours
GEN-1001SP Introduction to Online Learning1
GEN-1003SP Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2013SP The Western World/Ancient/Medieval Times3
HIS-2023SP The Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
PAS-1023SP Spiritual Formation3
PHI-4013SP Philosophy and Christian Ethics3
ESP-1013SP Spanish Composition I3
THE-1043SP Exploring Christian Holiness3

Bible and Theology

Course Course DescriptionHours
  21 hours
BIB-1013SP Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023SP Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-1033SP Biblical Interpretation3
THE-1033SP Tracing the Story of God3
THE-3023SP Systematic Theology I3
THE-3033SP Systematic Theology II3
THE-4053SP Issues in Theology: The Theology of John Wesley3

Courses Specific to Hispanic Pastoral Ministries Concentration

Course Course DescriptionHours
  35 hours
CEM-2133SP Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2033SP Communicating Gospel in Pluralistic World3
OTR-4033SP Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally3
OTR-4043SP Introduction to Church Planting3
OTR-4093SP Declaring the Gospel of God as Evangelism3
PAS-2013SP The Practice of Christian Ministry3
PAS-2023SP History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3023SP Pastoral Care and Counseling3
PAS-3033SP Christian Preaching I3
PAS-4023SP Church Administration and Finance3
PAS-4092SP Supervised Ministry Experience2
PSY-4083SP Leadership3

Total required for graduation 78 hours

Students seeking ordination in the Church of the Nazarene should note that the individual districts have autonomy in determining which courses fulfill the educational requirements and student readiness for ordination. In some cases, the District Board of Ministry may require additional coursework before recommending assembly action to graduate the candidate from the Course of Study.