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Hispanic Pastoral Ministries

Hispanic Pastoral Ministries





The B.A.Min. degree with a Hispanic Pastoral Ministries major is the primary degree offered to persons who wish to prepare for service as a pastor, evangelist, or missionary. Completion of the Hispanic Pastoral Ministries program requirements fulfills educational requirements for ordination as elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Hispanic Pastoral 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.

Program Requirements

General Education Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
  46 hours
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning1
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2013 Western World/Ancient and Medieval Times3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1003 General Mathematics3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation3
PHI-3013 Philosophy and Christian Ethics3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science3
SOC-1003 Introduction to Sociology3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking3
ESP-1013 Spanish Composition I3
ESP-1023 Spanish Composition II3
ESP-1043 Classical Literature3
THE-1043 Exploring Christian Holiness3

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
  36 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation3
BIB-2013 Pentateuch3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels3
BIB-3013 Hebrew Prophets or3
  BIB-3023 Poetic and Wisdom Literature or 
  BIB-3123 Old Testament Historical Books 
BIB-3053 Pauline Epistles3
BIB-3063 Book of Acts3
THE-1033 Tracing the Story of God3
THE-3023 Systematic Theology I3
THE-3033 Systematic Theology II3
THE-4053 Issues in Theology: The Theology of John Wesley 33

Courses Specific to the Hispanic Pastoral Ministries Major

Course Course DescriptionHours
  46 hours
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
HIS-4002 Latino/Hispanic Church in the USA2
MUS-1143 Music Ministries I-Introduction3
OTR-2033 Communicating the Gospel in a Pluralistic World3
OTR-4033 Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally3
OTR-4043 Introduction to Church Planting3
OTR-4093 Issues in Outreach Ministries: Declaring the Gospel of God as Evangelism3
PAS-2013 The Practice of Christian Ministry3
PAS-2023 History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3013 Worship3
PAS-3023 Pastoral Care and Counseling3
PAS-3033 Christian Preaching I3
PAS-3043 Christian Preaching II3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance3
PAS-4092 Senior Ministry Integration-Pastoral Ministries2
PSY-4083 Leadership3

128 hours total required for graduation

Completion of the Christian Educational Ministries major fulfills educational requirements for ordination as elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Students should note that the individual districts in the Church of the Nazarene have autonomy in determining which courses fulfill the educational requirements for ordination. Students should consult with their respective district ministry board to determine what courses are required for ordination by that district.

“Completion of the Course of Study, and of the minimum required years of service, satisfies the conditions upon which the District Board of Ministry is authorized to consider whether the candidate has sufficiently progressed in his or her development as a minister to warrant ordination. To this end, the board shall personally and carefully examine the candidate on his or her fitness for ministry, spiritual and moral qualifications, doctrinal soundness, financial integrity, and mental capacity.” (555.5, Sourcebook on Ordination, USA/Canada, 2016.)